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- 04:25 pm, February 20, 2012
New season - new drivers, new names, and more venues - but first, the details of the changes in the rules and regulations for the forthcoming season.
So, Formula 1 has had its relaxing winter break and now the things are warming up once again – in reality that is really not how it works. The winter is not the time to go in to hibernation; this is the time when all the teams are slogging to build the most competitive car, which will help them better their performance in the pinnacle of motorsports racing. Every winter teams work on developing a new car with the singular aim of bettering their performance, while abiding by the rules and regulations set by the governing body – FIA.
Every year new rules are introduced or the old ones are scrapped by the FIA (Federation International de l’Automobile) for various reasons like improving safety standards, enhancing performance, making the sport environment-friendly, restrictring malpractices etc. But, most importantly the rules are changed every now and then to level the field by providing an equal opportunity to all outfits to develop a competitive machine and have a shot at the title.
The 2012 Formula 1 season is just about a month way - all the teams have announced their new drivers’ lineup, many have unveiled their cars and the teams are done with the first preseason tests. Like every year, there are few changes in both, the technical and the sporting regulations and it is time we get ourselves well versed with each of them.
First Published on 04:25 pm, February 20, 2012