WMSC approves 2008 technical changes

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on December 9, 2005. The following decisions were taken: FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP It was agreed that the main objectives of the 2008 Formula One Technical Regulations should be to reduce ...

The World Motor Sport Council met in Monaco on December 9, 2005. The following decisions were taken:

FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

It was agreed that the main objectives of the 2008 Formula One Technical Regulations should be to reduce drastically the cost of competing and to change the aerodynamic characteristics of the cars so as to make it easier to overtake without increasing cornering speeds.

Detailed regulations will be finalised in the week commencing 19 December and will include:

A standard Electronic Control Unit
Long life engines
Long life gearboxes
A single tyre supplier
Restrictions on the ability of the teams to change their aerodynamics during
the season
Rev-limited engines
and other measures

It was agreed that the opening date for entries to the 2008 championship will no longer be March 1, 2006 as provided in the current sporting regulations but will be on a date to be finalised by the WMSC at its next meeting on March 22, 2006.

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