FIA to adjust engine allocation for 2023 F1 season

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Formula One’s governing body has announced tweaks to the sport’s sporting regulations by increasing the number of power unit elements allowed for the current season.

Following a meeting of the F1 Commission, the number of Power Unit elements were increased with approval given to increase the number of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Turbo Charger, MGU-H and MGU-K elements for 2023 only from three (3) to four (4).

Furthermore, the time allocated to the grid procedure for a Grand Prix will be increased from 40 to 50 minutes. At certain races, this additional time will be used for the presentation of the drivers to the fans.

A further change to the Sporting Regulations sees a definition of 'working on a car' being updated. It means that working on a car during a pit stop penalty (Article 54.4.c) that was introduced as a Sporting Directive in March will be included within the Sporting Regulations.

The Financial Regulations have gone through some changes as well. A specifically dedicated working group within the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) has developed a proposal for the introduction of an exclusion of costs in respect of certain sustainability initiatives from 2023 onwards, with particular focus on environmental concerns.