Rule Changes Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar has announced changes to the rules and format of qualifying for oval races from 2018 on, according to a recent article by The old system of a driver lottery, the equivalent of drawing a name from a hat is replaced by a new system designed to up the tension and spectacle in a logical and fair manner. For the races at Phoenix, Texas, Iowa, Gateway and Pocono drivers will qualify in championship order according points. Drivers at the bottom of the standings will qualifyRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter INDYCAR officials announced a few procedure changes to their weekend schedules and rules ahead of the upcoming 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series Season. Here is a list of what will be changing: Phoenix and Gateway qualifying – Qualifying for the pair of short oval races will be held in the afternoon before the race. Friday will feature two practice sessions with one scheduled the same time slot of the race. Extra set of Firestone red tires – Each entry will now receive four sets of the optional FirestoneRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor In December, NASCAR announced a new entitlement sponsor for it’s “Cup” Series — Monster Energy Drink. The aesthetics of a name change wont be the only difference this upcoming season. Saturday evening, NASCAR released that there would be a press conference Monday at 6pm ET to discuss the format of races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the upcoming year. This email, sent to every member of the press, began speculation as to what changes the sanctioning body would make to races inRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The FIA has confirmed a number of rule changes for the 2017 season today. With new cars substantially different and faster than the current machines, the sport’s governing body has had to issue rule changes out piecemeal style, but we can glean some important information from today’s announcement. Power Units The power units themselves aren’t changing for the 2017 season, but how they are to be regulated will. Currently teams have been able to change multiple parts of the power units and incur grid penalties forRead More
By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Last Friday representatives from all 11 Formula One teams met with Charlie Whiting at Heathrow to finalize the 2017 rule book. It was a spectacular failure and since then the countdown to come to an agreement has begun ticking. A second meeting held this week at Pirelli HQ in Milan saw Pirelli’s chairman Marco Provera and motorsport director Paul Hembery meet with FIA President Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, multiple team bosses and a group of drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas.Read More
Ahead of this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, the vast majority of Formula One teams have come out against increasing tire dimensions to 18 inches. Current tire supplier Pirelli and Michelin who have recently expressed interest in F1 are both in favor of such a measure. The marketing behind their decision is simple, as road car tires have grown in diameter, having a more road relevant size will help tie in their motorsport activities with their consumer products. In putting marketing and profit measures ahead of sport, the tire manufacturers andRead More