F1 rules and stats 1970-1979
1970: Considerations on circuit design published: track verges minimum 3m.;double guardrails; spectators at least 3m. behind fencing; barrier between pitlane and track; track width, surface, and gradient change regulations; strawbales banned; mandatory FIA inspections.
1972: Circuit Safety Criteria published; debris fence specifications.
1973: Catchfences; rescue equipment; starting grid dimensions.
1974: Catchfences + sand.
1975: Marshal posts service roads
1977: Gravel arrester beds defined.
1968: Recommendations on seat harnesses, fire-resistant clothing, shatter-proof visors.
1971: Max. 5 seconds for driver evacuation from cockpit.
1972: 6-point harness Drivers' Code of Conduct published.
1973: International medical card & examination for all drivers.
1975: FIA standard for fire resistant clothing.
1977: Helmets must be to FIA-approved standards.
1978: Licence qualification requirements.
1979: Life support system (medical air) obligatory.
1971: Personnel, equip-ment and duties specified in race super-vision, marshalling, signals.
1973: Fire service regs.
1975: Medical service; resuscitation centre; obligatory rescue exercise.
1974: 2x2 staggered starting grid with 12m length per car.
1978: Grid 14m per car.
1979: FIA-appointed permanent race starter.
|Technical regulations (chassis)|
|Safety bladder fuel tanks|
|Safety foam in fuel tanks; no magnesium sheet less than 3mm thick; 15W red rear light; headrest; minimum cockpit dimensions; combined electrical cut-off/extinguisher external handle; FIA/spec/FT3 fuel tank.|
|Crushable structure round fuel tank ; no chrome plating of suspension parts.|
|Selfseal breakaway fuel coupling|
|"Safety structures" around dashboard and pedals.|
|Pedalbox protection defined.|
|Bulkhead behind driver and front rollbar defined.|
|Bigger cockpit opening; 2 mirrors; improved extinguisher system.|
|Regulations (engine - weight)|
|500 cc with compressor or 3000 cc without one
Minimumweight: 530 kg
450 hp at 10000 rpm-540 kg (1970 Tyrell 001)
|1500 cc with or 3000 without compressor
Minimumweight: 550 kg
450 hp at 10000 rpm-560 kg (1972 Lotus 72D)
|1500 cc with or 3000 cc without compressor
Minimumweight: 575 kg
500 hp at 12000 rpm-580 kg (1975 Ferrari 312T)
500 hp at 11000 rpm-610 kg (1977 Renault RS01 turbo)
510 hp at 12000 rpm-585 kg (1979 Ferrari 312T4)