Formula One approves aerodynamic rule changes for 2019
LONDON - Reuters
The measures include a simplified front wing with a larger span, front brake ducts without winglets and a wider and deeper rear wing.
The changes should reduce turbulence for cars that are following each other, and come after criticism of the lack of overtaking in some races.
The FIA said the vote, on the last day before unanimous agreement is required for any 2019 regulation changes, followed research carried out by a majority of the teams and backed by commercial rights holders Liberty Media.
“These studies indicated the strong likelihood of a positive impact on racing and overtaking within F1 and as such have now been ratified for implementation in 2019,” the statement added.
Liberty want to level the playing field, reduce the costs and introduce a more equal distribution of the revenues.
The FIA said it was continuing to evaluate a range of other measures to encourage closer racing.