Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Australian GP
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
52 days
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
Next event in
59 days
02 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
73 days
16 Apr
-
19 Apr
Next event in
87 days
30 Apr
-
03 May
Next event in
101 days
07 May
-
10 May
Next event in
108 days
21 May
-
24 May
Next event in
122 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
04 Jun
-
07 Jun
Next event in
136 days
11 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
143 days
25 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
157 days
02 Jul
-
05 Jul
Next event in
164 days
16 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
178 days
R
Hungarian GP
30 Jul
-
02 Aug
Next event in
192 days
27 Aug
-
30 Aug
Next event in
220 days
03 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
227 days
R
Singapore GP
17 Sep
-
20 Sep
Next event in
241 days
24 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
248 days
08 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
262 days
R
United States GP
22 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
276 days
29 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
283 days
R
Brazilian GP
12 Nov
-
15 Nov
Next event in
297 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
26 Nov
-
29 Nov
Next event in
311 days

F1 changes "draconian" weighbridge rule for 2020

shares
comments
F1 changes "draconian" weighbridge rule for 2020
By:
Dec 5, 2019, 12:34 PM

Formula 1 has changed its controversial weighbridge rules for 2020 on the back of complaints about penalties that were handed out this year.

Both Red Bull's Pierre Gasly (Baku) and Racing Point's Sergio Perez (USA) faced pitlane starts this year after they accidentally missed weighbridge checks during Friday free practice sessions.

The heavy penalties prompted complaints from their teams that the sanction was out of kilter with the offence.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner told Sky after Gasly's Baku incident: "If he had been running 50 kilos underweight, his penalty would have been less than what he actually got for missing that light.

"This regulation is a hangover from when we used to have qualifying on a Friday and, if qualifying got cancelled, then they would refer back to the times of the previous practice. It is about as draconian as you can possibly get."

Read Also:

However, the way the regulations were worded meant that any driver who missed the weighbridge on a Friday and whose car was worked on was automatically given a pitlane start.

Following discussions between teams and the FIA, it was agreed that the rules needed modifying.

Now, with approval by the World Motor Sport Council, more freedom will be given to the stewards from 2020 to decide on the sanction.

The rules now state that if a driver misses the weighbridge and his car is worked on then the matter will simply "be referred to the stewards," who will then be able to decide what punishment is given.

Next article
Vietnam adds extra corner to F1 circuit

Previous article

Vietnam adds extra corner to F1 circuit

Next article

Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020

Mercedes to pay highest ever F1 entry fee in 2020
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Author Jonathan Noble