New F1 regulation coming into force for the 2020 season

13-11-2019 16:44
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
New F1 regulation coming into force for the 2020 season

Formula 1 is going to be hit with a rule and regulation overhaul for the 2021 season. However, there's a small change coming the drivers' way for the 2020 F1 season. The FIA are going to ensure fire-resistant clothing meets stricter requirements. 

If a fire should occur and a driver ends up in a sea of ​​flames, the clothing must offer optimum protection for at least twelve seconds. This includes the overall, as well as the gloves, the underwear, the gloves and the shoes of a driver.

The new requirements also come with an advantage for the drivers: research and development of a new material has finally been completed so that drivers can finally use a new substance after waiting for 20 years. Not only is that material stronger and more fire-resistant, but it is also considerably lighter.

In 2018, Formula E driver Lucas Di Grassi was fined 10,000 Euros and three penalty points for not wearing the correct fire-resistant underwear during an event. 

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