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Mar 28

FIA Race Direction is confident that fuel flow rules are clear

FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting attends a press conference explaining the new F1 fuel-flow regulations following practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting is confident that the rules regarding the measurement of fuel flow are clear, despite Red Bull’s appeal.

In Australia Daniel Ricciardo was found guilty of breaching Article 5.1.4 of the 2014 Technical Regulations, which says simply, “Fuel mass flow must not exceed 100kg/h.”

Mar 25

FIA knew in 2007 that new engines could be ‘unappealing’

Nico Rosberg racing by the crowd during the 2014 Australian GP. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg races by the crowd during the 2014 Australian GP. (Photo: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images)

The sound of the 2014 F1 power units has been a subject of debate since the Australian GP, and a negative reaction from fans has hardly come as a surprise. Melbourne F1 boss Ron Walker was quick to join the debate, complaining that he didn’t get the show that he’d signed up for.

In fact, as long as seven years ago the FIA was made aware that engine noise could be an issue once the sport switched to turbo power.

Feb 25

F1: Gene Haas To Meet FIA Bosses Over 2015 F1 Entry

Cars exit the pitlane during day four of F1 Winter Testing  in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cars exit the pitlane during Day Four of F1 winter testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

F1′s potential next F1 chief, Californian and NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas, will this week travel to Europe.

Foreign language reports said that during coverage of the Daytona 500, FOX Sports revealed that Haas is scheduled to meet with representatives of F1′s governing FIA.

Feb 19

F1: FIA Confirms Rule Changes To Pre-Race Team Operations

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares to drive. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing prepares to drive. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA has now formally ratified a rule change that will allow teams to play six curfew jokers rather than only two.

Although the change was tabled some time ago it has only just been added to the latest version of the Sporting Regulations. It will be in place only for this season, and acknowledges that teams face extra challenges in the first year of the new rules.

Feb 17

F1: FIA Legalizes ‘Doughnuts’ For Race Winners

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing performs donuts in his car after winning the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing performs ‘doughnuts’ after winning the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Post-race celebratory ‘doughnuts’ have been legalized by F1′s governing body.

Sebastian Vettel was given an official reprimand by the FIA after crossing the line in India to become World Champion for the fourth time last season.

“Are you serious?” Lewis Hamilton asked rhetorically when told of Vettel’s penalty. “That’s crazy!”