F1 rules and stats 2010-2019

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Accidents
GP races: 19
Estimated racing kms: 5800
Accidents in races: unknown
Injuries, drivers: 0
Fatalities, drivers: 0 Fatalities, officials: 0
Fatalities, spectators: 0
Technical newbies
F-duct (2010, McLaren MP4/25)
Exhaust blown diffuser - reintroduction (2010, Red Bull RB6)
Front exit exhausts (FEE) (2011, Lotus Renault R31)
Coanda effect based exhaust exits (2012, Sauber C32)
Double DRS (DDRS) (2012, Mercedes AMG F1W03)
Drag reduction device - passive DRS (DRD) (2013, Lotus E21)
Sportive regulations
Circuits Drivers Organisation

2010: Tyre warmer ban proposed, but cancelled before the first GP
In-race refuelling banned
Points system changed: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1

2011: Pirelli assigned as single tyre supplier. Each car gets 6 prime, 5 option, 4 intermediate and 3 full wet tyre sets

2011: Team curfew disallows teams to work on cars overnight. 4 individual exceptions per season allowed

2011: Ban on team orders scrapped

2012: Maximum total race time (in case of suspension) limited to 4 hours

2012: All cars used in track tests must have passed all crash tests

2012: In case of a wet FP1 or FP2, teams get an extra set on intermediate tyres during these sessions

Technical regulations (chassis)
2010
Front tyre width reduced from 270mm to 245mm;
Wheel fairings banned, added by restrictions on wheel material, thickness and dimensions;
Number of gear ratios per competitor limited to 30 per season;
The suspension uprights must be made from a permitted aluminium alloy. Particulate reinforced aluminium alloy matrix composites are banned;
Strict set of allowed materials for chassis construction set by the FIA;
As of the Chinese GP, outboard mirrors (fixed on the sidepods) banned in favour of classic, inboard mirrors close to the driver's cockpit.
2011
Front wing flap adjuster banned;
F-ducts and double diffusers banned;
2 wheel tethers on each wheel mandatory instead of one to prevent wheels from coming loose off the car in case of a crash;
Minimum gearbox life extended from 4 to 5 Grand Prix weekends;
Minimum car weight increased from 620 kg to 640 kg;
Rear wing flap adjuster (DRS) allowed to improve overtaking, and only adjustable after lap 2 when in the wake of another car.
2012
Maximum height of the front impact structure reduced to 550mm;
DRS may be disabled by the race director at times of reduced visibility;
Engine exhaust exits must be circular, located in a specified area and facing 10 degrees upward (to prevent blown diffusers);
The control system wiring loom connectivity must be approved by the FIA;
Any gear change not triggered by an immediate action by the driver on the steering wheel banned;
Banned any type of tyre pre-heating other than resistive blankets.
2013
DRS usage in qualifying limited to same areas as during the race;
DRS may be disabled by the race director at times of reduced visibility;
Increased minimum weight from 640kg to 642kg (to compensate for the heavier tyres;
Allowance of a non-structural 'vanity panel' to hide the step in the nose, created by the reduced height of the front impact structure;
More stringent front wing deflection test;
More severe load and crash tests for monocoque and roll hoop; All chassis must pass this test (contrary to a single example);
Ban of active 'double DRS' systems - where the DRS activation mechanism is utilised for other purposes.
Technical regulations (engine - weight)
2010
The minimum weight of the car has been raised from 605kg to 620kg;
Each driver is allowed the use of 8 engines during a season. A new engine will cost 10 grid places;
Maximum engine revolutions limited to 18000 rpm;
Kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) are allowed but teams agreed not to use it.
2011
KERS still allowed and used again after mutual agreement between teams (FOTA);
Teams mutually agree to have a fixed weight distribution of the cars before ballast: 47%front - 53%rear (agreement valid only for 2011 to deal with the new Pirelli tyres).
2012
Limitations on engine torque maps (to reduce inventive maps aimed only at increasing diffuser efficiency);
Weight applied on the front and rear wheels must not be less than 291kg and 342kg respectively.
2013
Weight applied on the front and rear wheels must not be less than 292kg and 343kg respectively.

Weekend format
2010
Friday 11.00-12.30 Free practice
14.00-15.30 Free practice

Saturday 11.00-12.00 Free practice 14.00-15.00 Qualifying to run as follows:

  • From 14.00 to 14.20 (Q1) all cars will be permitted on the track and at the end of this period the slowest seven cars will be prohibited from taking any further part in the session. Lap times achieved by the seventeen remaining cars will then be deleted.
  • From 14.27 to 14.42 (Q2) the seventeen remaining cars will be permitted on the track and at the end of this period the slowest seven cars will be prohibited from taking any further part in the session. Lap times achieved by the ten remaining cars will then be deleted.
  • From 14.50 to 15.00 (Q3) the ten remaining cars will be permitted on the track.
    The above procedure is based upon a Championship entry of 24 cars. If 22 cars are entered only six cars will be excluded after Q1 and Q2.
Sunday 14.00 Race
2011-2015
Schedule identical to 2010, except for the re-introduction of the 107% rule.
As such any car not qualifying within 107% of the laptime of the pole sitter is not allowed to take part in the race.

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