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F1 2019 calendar gets final approval, FIA reveals sporting & technical changes

Calendar is approved with further changes to regulations revealed.

2y ago

The FIA has given a green signal to the 2019 F1 calendar along with further approval to few details in the Sporting & Technical Regulations after World Motor Sport Council meet in Russia.

A 21-race calendar for the 2019 F1 season was provisionally approved in WMSC's October meet. Following its final meet in 2018 in Russia, it has given a final rubber stamp to the calendar which starts in March and ends in December.

The race in America was subjected to the approval from the ASN but as per the latest release from the FIA, it seems like it has got the green signal. The final 2019 F1 calendar goes as:

Australian GP – March 15-17

Bahrain GP – March 29-31

Chinese GP – April 12-14

Azerbaijan GP – April 26-28

Spanish GP – May 10-12

Monaco GP – May 24-26

Canadian GP – June 7-9

French GP – June 21-23

Austrian GP – June 28-30

British GP – July 12-14

German GP – July 26-28

Hungarian GP – August 2-4

Belgian GP – August 30 – September 1

Italian GP – September 6-8

Singapore GP – September 20-22

Russian GP – September 27-29

Japanese GP – October 11-13

Mexico GP – October 25-27

US GP – November 1-3

Brazilian GP – November 15-17

Abu Dhabi GP – November 29 – December 1

Apart from the calendar, the FIA also approved further changes to the Sporting and Technical Regulations. The sporting rules relates to fuel procedure, grid formation, safety car and CFD simulations whereas the technical relates to front wing and weight.

Sporting Regulations changes:

Ensure that fuel handling procedures are the same during testing as they are during race events

Ensure that the way in which the grid is formed is clear when multiple penalties have been imposed

Keep cars under yellow flag conditions until they reach the control line after the safety car returns to the pits

Allow unrestricted CFD simulations to be carried out for the development of cars in accordance with the 2021 regulations

Technical Regulations changes:

Adjustments to Article 3 in order to provide more clarity in some areas, primarily related to the front wing

An adjustment to Article 4, with a weight limit increase from 740kg to 743kg

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[Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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Comments (7)

  • Are 2019 vehicles wider??

      2 years ago
  • Added weight? Looks like they're either looking for cornering safety or they're making speed the enemy again.

      2 years ago
  • Looks like the teams didn’t like the 3 weekends in a row then seen as though its not happening again

      2 years ago
    • It happened in 2018 only because of the World Cup. So, if there is a special event or it can't be avoided, only then it will happen again.

        2 years ago