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#1 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:51

http://www.fia.com/e...ampionship.aspx

Sporting Regs
http://argent.fia.co.....20- CLEAN.pdf

Techincal Regs
http://argent.fia.co.....20- CLEAN.pdf

Edited by Gilles4Ever, 19 August 2009 - 12:58.
fixed your links


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#2 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:04

KERS is there, just like this year.

#3 VicR

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:06

By comparing the 2009 technical regulations to the 2010 regulations, and reading the 6th chapter about fuel, I wonder how the teams will be able to build bigger fuel tanks. Because the text in both documents is the same up until the refueling paragraph.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:15

KERS is there, just like this year.

It looks like the output per lap is staying the same.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:16

Minimum weight up to 620kg. Is that to support the refuling ban?

#6 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:18

This document smells bad. Really bad...

#7 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:19

It looks like the output per lap is staying the same.


Exactly the same spec of this year.

#8 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:19

Minimum weight up to 620kg. Is that to support the refuling ban?


KERS related.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:20

By comparing the 2009 technical regulations to the 2010 regulations, and reading the 6th chapter about fuel, I wonder how the teams will be able to build bigger fuel tanks. Because the text in both documents is the same up until the refueling paragraph.

I've only skimmed through the regs, so I am guessing you are saying despite refuelling being banned, the parameters for posisitioning and size of fuel tanks are the same for next year as this year.

No suprises from the regs really:minimum weight now 620kg,KERS still permitted and refuelling banned. Last year the FIA highlighted all the changes purple, this year they haven't so it seems as though we're going to have to dig through all the info rather than skim through.

Also testing is still banned despite some murmurs FOTA were lobbying for it to return. The regs pretty much confirm the political in-fighting was down to money rather than the technical&sporting regulations

Edited by TheArmchairCritic, 19 August 2009 - 13:21.


#10 DOF_power

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:22

Out of touch and out of time comes to mind.

Well, there's always the 24h of Le Mans.

#11 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:33

Quali rules

33) QUALIFYING PRACTICE
33.1 The qualifying practice session will take place on the day before the race from 14.00 to 15.00.
The session will be run as follows :

a) From 14.00 to 14.20 (Q1) all cars will be permitted on the track and at the end of this period the
slowest eight cars will be prohibited from taking any further part in the session.
Lap times achieved by the eighteen remaining cars will then be deleted.

b) From 14.27 to 14.42 (Q2) the eighteen remaining cars will be permitted on the track and at the end of
this period the slowest eight cars will be prohibited from taking any further part in the session.
Lap times achieved by the ten remaining cars will then be deleted.

c) From 14.50 to 15.00 (Q3) the ten remaining cars will be permitted on the track.
The above procedure is based upon a Championship entry of 26 cars. If 24 cars are entered seven will be
excluded after Q1 and Q2 and if 22 cars are entered only six cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2.

33.2 Any driver whose car stops on the circuit during the qualifying session will not be permitted to take any
further part in the session. Any car which stops on the circuit during the qualifying session, and which is
returned to the pits before the end of the session, will be held in parc fermé until the end of the session.

34) POST QUALIFYING PARC FERMÉ

34.1 Each car will be deemed to be in parc fermé from the time at which it leaves the pit lane for the first time
during qualifying practice until the start of the race. Any car which fails to leave the pit lane during
qualifying practice will be deemed to be in parc fermé at the end of Q1.
Between these times, other than when cars are returned to the parc fermé overnight, the following work
may be carried out :

- engines may be started ;

- fuel may be added or removed and a fuel breather fitted ;

- wheels and tyres may be removed, changed or rebalanced and tyre pressures checked ;

- spark plugs may be removed in order to carry out an internal engine inspection and cylinder
compression checks ;

- permitted heating or cooling devices may be fitted ;

- a jump battery may be connected and on board electrical units may be freely accessed via a physical
connection to the car ;

- charging and / or discharging of the KERS energy storage devices ;

- removal of the KERS energy storage devices which, once marked by the FIA technical delegate, may
be retained overnight by the team ;

- the main electrical battery and radio batteries may be changed ;

- the brake system may be bled ;

- engine oil may be drained ;

- compressed gases may be drained or added ;

- the aerodynamic set up of the front wing may be adjusted using the existing parts. No parts may be
added, removed or replaced ;

- if the FIA technical delegate is satisfied that changes in climatic conditions necessitate alterations to
the specification of a car, changes may be made to the air ducts around the front and rear brakes and
radiator ducts. These changes may be made at any time after the message “CHANGE IN CLIMATIC
CONDITIONS” is shown on the timing monitors, from this point the choice of air ducts around the
front and rear brakes and radiator ducts is free, subject always to compliance with the relevant
Technical Regulations.

- bodywork (excluding radiators) may be removed and / or cleaned ;

- cosmetic changes may be made to the bodywork and tape may be added ;

- any part of the car may be cleaned ;

- on board cameras, marshalling system components, timing transponders and any associated
equipment may be removed, refitted or checked ;

- any work required by the FIA technical delegate ;

- changes to improve the driver's comfort. In this context anything other than the adjustment of mirrors,
seat belts and pedals may only be carried out with the specific permission of the FIA technical
delegate. The addition or removal of padding (or similar material) is also permitted but may only be
carried out under supervision and, if required by the FIA technical delegate, must be removed before the post-race weighing procedure.
- drinking fluid for the driver may be added at any time, however, the capacity of the container for any
such fluid must not exceed 1.5 litres ;

- repair of genuine accident damage ;

- any parts which are removed from the car in order to carry out any work specifically permitted above,
or any parts removed to carry out essential safety checks, must remain close to it and, at all times, be
visible to the scrutineer assigned to the relevant car.

Any work not listed above may only be undertaken with the approval of the FIA technical delegate following
a written request from the team concerned. It must be clear that any replacement part a team wishes to fit
is similar in mass, inertia and function to the original. Any parts removed will be retained by the FIA.
However, if a team wishes to change a part during the qualifying session and/or on the grid before the start
of the race, this may be done without first seeking the permission of the technical delegate, provided it is
reasonable for the relevant team to believe permission would be given if there was time to ask and the
broken or damaged part remains in full view of the scrutineer assigned to the car at all times.

34.2 At the end of the qualifying practice at least six cars will be chosen at random to undergo further checks,
once informed their car has been selected the team concerned must take the car to the parc fermé
immediately.

34.3 Within three and a half hours of the end of the qualifying practice session all cars used during the session
(or which were intended for use but failed to leave the pit lane) must be taken to the parc fermé, where
they will remain secure until the following day. For marketing purposes this deadline may be extended for
one car from each competitor for a maximum of two hours by prior arrangement with the FIA technical
delegate. However, no work of any kind may be carried out
on the car any later than three and a half hours
after the end of the qualifying practice session.
Whilst cars are in the parc fermé they may be covered and fitted with devices to keep them warm, no team
personnel will be permitted there unless specifically authorised by the FIA technical delegate.

34.4 Five hours before the start of the formation lap teams will be permitted to take their cars back to their
garages where, again, they will remain under parc fermé conditions until the start of the race.

34.5 If a competitor modifies any part on the car or makes changes to the set up of the suspension whilst the
car is being held under parc fermé conditions the relevant driver must start the race from the pit lane and
follow the procedures laid out in Article 38.2.

34.6 One scrutineer will be allocated to each car for the purpose of ensuring that no unauthorised work is
carried out whilst cars are being held under parc fermé conditions.

34.7 A list of parts replaced with the specific agreement of the FIA technical delegate whilst cars are being held
under parc fermé conditions will be published and distributed to all teams prior to the race.

34.8 In order that the scrutineers may be completely satisfied that no alterations have been made to the
suspension systems or aerodynamic configuration of the car (with the exception of the front wing) whilst in
post-qualifying parc fermé, it must be clear from physical inspection that changes cannot be made without
the use of tools.



#12 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:35

26 cars in Q1 at Monaco will be intersting to see.

#13 Rob

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:36

22.1 a) Track testing shall be considered any track running time undertaken by a competitor entered in the
Championship with the exception of :
i) promotional or demonstration events carried out using tyres provided specifically for this
purpose by the appointed supplier ;
ii) three one day young driver training tests carried out between the end of the last Event of the
Championship and 31 December of the same year, any such driver having not competed in
more than two F1 World Championship Events ;

iii) eight one day aerodynamic tests carried out on FIA approved straight line or constant radius
sites between 1 January and the end of the last Event of the Championship in the same year.


New drivers can test mid-season.

#14 Snap Matt

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:39

New drivers can test mid-season.

Not according to the bit you quoted they can't.

#15 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:40

New drivers can test mid-season.


Just like the older version of the document, but it's not mid-season, it's the same year but after the season final race.

Edited by highdownforce, 19 August 2009 - 13:42.


#16 Fudce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:43

KERS is there, just like this year.

The removal of KERS was never going to be an FIA regulations rule, but instead a gentleman's agreement between the FOTA teams.

#17 Brawn BGP 001

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:55

The removal of KERS was never going to be an FIA regulations rule, but instead a gentleman's agreement between the FOTA teams.

Yeah, but with McLaren's win and Ferrari second at Hungary, this gentlemans agreement maybe broken.

#18 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:56

The removal of KERS was never going to be an FIA regulations rule, but instead a gentleman's agreement between the FOTA teams.

Even then, why FIA didn't raise KERS spec?

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:03

So we finally have low fuel qualifying again at least which is all im happy bout. No more fake poles. Why do they persist with this parc ferme rubbish? Its not needed and just ensures there is less difference in performance between qualifying and race day which is the exact opposite of what you want to avoid processions!

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#20 CaptnMark

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:09

Even then, why FIA didn't raise KERS spec?


I believe this was planned for 2001. Perhaps they're sticking to the plan for once, unfortunately.

IMO, the per-lap limit should be raised considerably, even if the capacity is not.

#21 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:12

New drivers can test mid-season.



end of the last Event of the Championship and 31 December of the same year


Funny sounding season ;)

#22 Raziel

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:19

Yeah, but with McLaren's win and Ferrari second at Hungary, this gentlemans agreement maybe broken.


X :)


#23 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:33

Yeah, but with McLaren's win and Ferrari second at Hungary, this gentlemans agreement maybe broken.

Plus the possibility that Williams, still not back in FOTA, will go ahead with their development


#24 Ferrim

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:40

So we finally have low fuel qualifying again at least which is all im happy bout. No more fake poles. Why do they persist with this parc ferme rubbish? Its not needed and just ensures there is less difference in performance between qualifying and race day which is the exact opposite of what you want to avoid processions!


In fact, why don't they bring back the old warm up session on Sunday morning?

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:43

In fact, why don't they bring back the old warm up session on Sunday morning?

what's the point, you cant change anything or adjust anything? its just putting mileage on the engine and gearbox

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:44

So we finally have low fuel qualifying again at least which is all im happy bout. No more fake poles. Why do they persist with this parc ferme rubbish? Its not needed and just ensures there is less difference in performance between qualifying and race day which is the exact opposite of what you want to avoid processions!

Parc Ferme is there to stop special qually parts and qually settings - basically its a cost cutting measure.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:47

I've only skimmed through the regs, so I am guessing you are saying despite refuelling being banned, the parameters for posisitioning and size of fuel tanks are the same for next year as this year.


That's what I'm getting at, yes.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 14:51

Even then, why FIA didn't raise KERS spec?



The original announcement was

KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Optional in 2009
KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Mandatory in 2010
KERS 200KW - 1.6MJ/Lap Mandatory in 2011


ie there was no plan for Kers specs changing in 2010. The only deviation from the plan is that KERS wasn't made mandatory for 2010 (since FOTA voted it out earlier this season)

When the cost cap/non cost cap crap was going on they had mandated 120KW Kers units for cost capped teams for 2010 but that was obviously scrapped along with the rest of the cost cap crap.

Edited by engel, 19 August 2009 - 14:57.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:07


end of the last Event of the Championship and 31 December of the same year


Funny sounding season ;)


That'll teach me to skim read. In that case, what a stupid rule.

Edited by Rob, 19 August 2009 - 15:08.


#30 highdownforce

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:10

The original announcement was

KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Optional in 2009
KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Mandatory in 2010
KERS 200KW - 1.6MJ/Lap Mandatory in 2011


ie there was no plan for Kers specs changing in 2010. The only deviation from the plan is that KERS wasn't made mandatory for 2010 (since FOTA voted it out earlier this season)

When the cost cap/non cost cap crap was going on they had mandated 120KW Kers units for cost capped teams for 2010 but that was obviously scrapped along with the rest of the cost cap crap.


Thank you!
I've thought that they would use the 120KW units for 2010.

#31 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:23

Reading these new regs, along with what I read about kers, has made my hair become like so -

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It sure has! :cry:

#32 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:40

besides fuel tanks, qualifying, and KERS not being mandatory what has changed?

#33 TheArmchairCritic

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 15:57

besides fuel tanks, qualifying, and KERS not being mandatory what has changed?

Minimum weight up to 620kg.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:00

New drivers can test mid-season.


That rule is the same this year and applies to the end of the season, not mod-season.

#35 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:00

so why are people whining about the rules for 2010?



#36 fanboy

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:03

Parc Ferme is there to stop special qually parts and qually settings - basically its a cost cutting measure.

They could ban qualifying parts and still allow total car setup change.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:05

so why are people whining about the rules for 2010?



The former 2010 rules were much more exciting...and you had a cap also..Money, always money..

And those rules are to be here till 2013 if i'm not mistaken..great.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:15

so why are people whining about the rules for 2010?

Probably because during the political in-fighting both FOTA and the FIA had promised revolutions. However if F1 is going to get costs back to early 1990's levels a revolution
was always unlikely. I think the details that have been added such as raising the minimum weight, banning refuelling, perhaps bringing narrower front tyres(going by what Bridgestone said haven't read this in the regs), and low fuel qualifying are actually a step in the right direction and perhaps as big a step you can take when trying to cut costs.

Edited by TheArmchairCritic, 19 August 2009 - 16:16.


#39 TheArmchairCritic

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:17

The former 2010 rules were much more exciting...and you had a cap also..Money, always money..

And those rules are to be here till 2013 if i'm not mistaken..great.

Til' 2012 IIRC.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:18

They could ban qualifying parts and still allow total car setup change.

I think we might see more differences between relative race and qualifying performances next year anyway, with some cars easier to drive while running on fumes than others.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:21

I think we might see more differences between relative race and qualifying performances next year anyway, with some cars easier to drive while running on fumes than others.


That would be nice, yes?



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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:22

The original announcement was

KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Optional in 2009
KERS 60KW - 400KJ/Lap Mandatory in 2010
KERS 200KW - 1.6MJ/Lap Mandatory in 2011


ie there was no plan for Kers specs changing in 2010. The only deviation from the plan is that KERS wasn't made mandatory for 2010 (since FOTA voted it out earlier this season)

When the cost cap/non cost cap crap was going on they had mandated 120KW Kers units for cost capped teams for 2010 but that was obviously scrapped along with the rest of the cost cap crap.


I can't find the original announcement anywhere so can't check, but was KERS 100% mandatory for 2010? The teams had a gentleman's agreement to drop KERS, and I can't see how they could have come to that agreement if the rules already stated it would be compulsory. I always thought it was the usage that would increase in 2010.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:25

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/72459
Tyre warmers haven't been banned. No mention of standard radios and telementry either in the new regs.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:27

f) The only permitted type of tyre heating devices are blankets which use resistive heating elements.

From the 2010 Sporting Regulations.

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#45 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:40

Damn I was hoping the blankets were out for 2010!

#46 Clatter

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 16:41

Damn I was hoping the blankets were out for 2010!


I was hoping they would be out this year already.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 17:53

Other than the blanket thing there's nothing but good news there.

Excellent.

They may have to change that qualifying thing though, they appear to have forgotten they only have 24 entrants for 2010.

#48 JPW

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 18:01

Other than the blanket thing there's nothing but good news there.

Excellent.

They may have to change that qualifying thing though, they appear to have forgotten they only have 24 entrants for 2010.

There's a provision for 24 and 22 entrants in the regs too so no need for change but I agree nothing but good news and frankly I don't really care about the blankets staying.

#49 Tuxy

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 18:27

I like the new qualifying rules.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 19:28

so why are people whining about the rules for 2010?


:up:

there's nothing wrong with the rules they published today...

I'm only curious what the teams will do with KERS next year. :well: