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New aero rules, Shield on Strategy Group agenda

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New aero rules, Shield on Strategy Group agenda
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Co-author: Lawrence Barretto
Jul 18, 2017, 7:46 AM

Formula 1's aerodynamic regulations beyond 2020 and the Halo and Shield cockpit protection devices are among the items on the agenda when the Strategy Group meets on Wednesday, Motorsport.com understands.

It is believed the subject of tyre compounds and the F1 weekend timetable will also be discussed at the meeting, which will take place in Geneva.

F1's aero rules were revamped for this season to create aggressive-looking and faster cars with wider front and rear wings and bigger tyres.

F1 bosses want to further improve the show and therefore want to explore ways - such as changing the aero rules - in which it can do that in the long term.

The Shield will be discussed after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel cut short the first run of the device in British GP practice because it made him "dizzy" and he did not like it.

The FIA is exploring the idea of having a final version of the shield ready for introduction for 2018, but if not, the halo - which has its critics - will be used instead.

A progress update on plans regarding cost reduction will be given while there is also expected to be further discussion on the post-2020 engine rules.

The availability of drivers for events such as F1 Live in London is on the agenda and it is understood there is a desire to lock down between three and five appearances per driver over the course of a season.

Also on the agenda is the subject of exhaust blowing, oil being burned as fuel and the engine cover, including the fin.

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