Ok can someone explain to me what on earth is news worthy about this since I'm really not getting this...
They're already meant to be doing this?
20.6 Engine oil approval :
20.6.1 Before any engine oil may be used in an Event, two separate one‐litre samples, in suitable containers, must be submitted to the FIA for analysis and approval.
20.6.2 No engine oil may be used in an Event without prior written approval of the FIA.
20.7 Sampling and testing at an Event :
20.7.1 Each competitor must declare, prior to every Event, which oil will be used in each of their engines during the Event.
20.7.2 For reference purposes, before any oil may be used at an Event, a sample must be submitted to the FIA together with the oil reference number.
20.7.3 No competitor may use more than one oil in a given engine during an Event.
20.7.4 Engine oil samples taken during an Event will be checked for conformity by using a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) technique, which will compare the sample taken with that submitted at the start of the event. Samples which differ from the reference engine oil in a manner consistent with fuel dilution, engine fluids contamination and oil ageing as a result of normal engine operation, will be considered to conform. Samples which differ from the reference engine oil in a manner consistent with the mixing with other engine oils, which have been approved by the FIA for use by the team, will be deemed to comply, provided that the adulterant oils are in total present at no more than 10% in the sample. However, the FIA retains the right to subject the oil sample to further testing at an FIA approved laboratory.
Edited by pitlanepalpatine, 14 November 2019 - 21:41.