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Jul 8

F1: New FIA ban on ‘FRIC’ suspensions could hurt front-running teams

2014 F1 Pre Season Test 1 - Preview Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain. Monday 27 January 2014. The front suspension on the new Toro Rosso. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T8110

A ban on ‘FRIC’ suspension systems will be most detrimental to the teams that have had the most success via the system. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

The FIA is planning a clampdown on ‘FRIC’ or front-to-rear interconnected suspension systems, which have been in widespread use in recent seasons as a tool for controlling constant ride height.

In essence, Charlie Whiting has decided that teams have been pushing the limits – and feels that systems planned for 2015, and systems that the FIA is already well aware of, will be a step too far.

May 15

Teams celebrate arrival of Formula E cars at Donington Park

 

Team principals of the ten FIA Formula E teams stand next to the cars in Donington Park on Wednesday, May 14 2014. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Team principals of the ten FIA Formula E teams stand next to the cars in Donington Park on Wednesday, May 14 2014. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Ten teams will compete in the inaugural electric-powered FIA Formula E series beginning this Fall, and all ten were on hand at Donington Park, England yesterday for the arrival of the first of the Spark-Renault SRT_01Es.

Being on the leading edge of technology, many of the teams were quick to take to social media to give us a better view of the proceedings and the cars.

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.