FIA completes London assembly however says that Components 1 adjustments ‘might be introduced within the coming days’

The FIA have delayed the announcement of adjustments to Components 1 for the upcoming season, with president Mohamed ben Sulayem set to attend a number of extra days earlier than sharing his suggestions.

The findings of an inquiry into the 2021 season finale – which noticed Max Verstappen take the title forward of Lewis Hamilton after a collection of controversial selections by race director Michael Masi – had been shared on Monday at a gathering in London between the FIA and all of the F1 groups.

However fairly than launch the outcomes, Ben Sulayem has opted to attend. It’s believed the rationale for doing so is as a result of he desires to include suggestions from the groups into the reforms.

The big fallout from the Abu Dhabi denouement and the actual fact will probably be Ben Sulayem’s first and most conspicuous act as the brand new FIA president are maybe two additional explanation why further time has been taken.

The assertion learn: “The FIA President led detailed discussions of the 2021 FIA Components 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“Suggestions from the fee on issues raised might be included into the president’s evaluation and he’ll publicly current information of structural adjustments and motion plan within the coming days.”

Current on the central London assembly had been Christian Horner and Toto Wolff, crew principals of Crimson Bull and Mercedes respectively.

The pair, usually at loggerheads final time period as their drivers went toe-to-toe, will possible take centre stage once more in 2022 in a hotly-anticipated marketing campaign.

Hamilton for his half is ready to return to the beginning line, scotching rumours over the winter that he was set to give up the game after the painful occasions of final December.

Dash format and factors adjustments

There have been two adjustments for the 2022 season to come back out of the F1 Fee assembly.

The primary is that the dash format might be run at three races – the Emilia Romagna, Austrian and Sao Paulo Grands Prix.

The dash races had been launched final yr and decided the grid for the primary race of the weekend. This season there might be extra factors on provide – with the highest eight drivers scoring factors (eight down to 1) – and the motive force who units the quickest time in qualifying, fairly than wins the dash, will get pole place within the Grand Prix.

One other change comes with the way in which factors might be awarded if a race doesn’t full its supposed race distance.

Final yr there was frustration because the Belgian Grand Prix ran for 2 laps behind the protection automobile resulting from unhealthy climate and winner Verstappen and the remainder of the highest 10 had been awarded half factors.

Now no factors might be awarded until a minimal of two laps have been accomplished by the chief with out a security automobile. If two laps have been carried out however lower than 25 per cent of the scheduled race distance, the top-five finishers might be awarded factors (6 down to 1) and if the race has been greater than 25 per cent however lower than 50 per cent than the highest 9 will get factors (from 13 to 1).

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