Formula 1 teams block moves to increase car weight limit for 2014
10 December, 2013
Formula 1 teams this week blocked moves to raise the minimum weight limit for the 2014 season.
Drivers like Daniel Ricciardo are hurriedly trimming muscle ahead of the next World Championships, as the new turbo V6 and ERS regulations add weight to the single seaters.
A proposal to simply lift the mandatory weight limit further was discussed at the strategy group and Formula 1 Commission meeting in Paris on Monday, but rejected, according to the BBC.
Because the proposal was to raise the limit for 2014, it needed an unanimous vote, but correspondent Andrew Benson said that Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus all declined.
“It would be unfair to change something in the rules this late,” Mexican driver Sergio Perez was quoted this week by Brazil’s Totalrace.
“If something could be changed, it would be the weight limit. But even that would be unfair, and some teams are against it because they have worked well and have been able to make a car lighter than the others,” he added. (GMM)
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