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FIA takes action after extreme conditions F1 weekend Qatar

FIA takes action after extreme conditions in Qatar F1 weekend

6 December at 15:51

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Baku for the final 2023 meeting. The meeting found agreement on a number of issues affecting Formula 1, including a solution to extremely hot weather conditions after problems arose with this at the Qatar Grand Prix.

FIA takes action after extreme conditions F1 weekend Qatar

WMSC members met to discuss a number of agenda items for various motorsport classes, including F1. "It was noted that the FIA continues to explore technological innovations that will further improve regulatory practices in the coming years," said the FIA statement.

A key point discussed focused on the extreme weather conditions that caused several F1 drivers to become unwell during the Qatar GP. "Work remains ongoing to introduce measures to combat the extreme heat that drivers experienced in Qatar this year," the FIA added.

The first steps have been taken by making changes to the technical regulations. This allows teams to equip their cars with a cooling scoop to prevent overheating. The extensive 2024 F1 calendar was also discussed with an eye on the health and welfare of all travelling personnel.