F1's future to be decided on Thursday

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    F1's future to be decided on Thursday

    Post by Ross on 9th March 2009, 12:28

    FOTA unveiled its detailed proposals for improving Formula 1 over the next two years at its first public press conference in Geneva on Thursday.

    Read on to find out the measures the teams want to see introduced, which they say will allow them to slash budgets by 50% from 2008 levels, spice up the racing spectacle and enhance the F1 experience for both fans and media.




    FOTA's key proposals

    Technical

    2009
    - More than 100% increase in mileage per engine (eight engines per driver per season)
    - Reduction in wind tunnel and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) usage
    - Engine available at €8 million per team per season


    2010
    - Engine available at €5 million per team per season
    - Gearbox available at €1.5 million per team per season
    - Standardised KERS (put out to tender, with a target price of €1-2 million per team per season)
    - Target a further 50% reduction of the 2009 aerodynamic development spend
    - Specified number of chassis, bodywork and aerodynamic development iterations (homologations) during the season
    - Prohibition of a wide range of exotic, metallic and composite materials
    - Standardised telemetry and radio systems

    Sporting
    2009
    - Testing reduction (50%)
    - New points-scoring system (12-9-7-5-4-3-2-1), to give greater differentiation/reward to grand prix winners
    - Race starting fuel loads, tyre specifications and refuelling data to be made public


    2010
    - Commitment to recommend new qualifying format
    - Radical new points-scoring opportunities (eg, one constructors’ championship point to be awarded for the fastest race pit stop)
    - Further testing reductions (four four-day single-car pre-season tests plus one single-car pre-season shakedown)
    - Reduction of grand prix duration (250km or a maximum of one hour 40 minutes) pending the approval of the commercial rights holder


    Commercial
    2009
    - Increased data provision for media
    - Explore means by which the presentation of Formula 1 action can be more informatively and dynamically presented, common to other sports such as tennis and cricket, to dramatically improve engagement with the public
    - Nominated senior team spokesman available for TV during grand prix
    - Commitment to enhance consumer experience via team and FOTA websites
    - Mandatory driver autograph sessions during grand prix weekends


    2010
    - Commitment to enhance consumer experience via TV coverage


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    Re: F1's future to be decided on Thursday

    Post by Ross on 10th March 2009, 01:48

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