The Commission F1 has given the green light this Thursday to Grand Prix de Portugal, which will close the gap that was missing in the 2021 calendar, with an appointment that will be held on May 2, in addition to explaining that you are exploring "New classification formats" and define the engine freeze from 2022.
The meeting was held online being positive in some of the "Key issues", as indicated by the Federation International of Car, which also approved a freeze on engine development from 2022.
As for the calendar, “The intention of Formula 1 is to fill the vacant position with a race in Portimão, Portugal, on the dates already scheduled. The final agreement is still subject to a contract with the promoter "added the governing body about a test that will be held the first weekend of May and will be the third of the World Cup.
“Strong COVID-19 protocols enabled Formula 1 to host 17 events in 2020 and will allow us to host a World Championship again in 2021. While changing circumstances may require flexibility, the FIA and Formula 1 are working at all levels, from the government to the local organization to make sure the schedule goes as planned "added the body.
Moreover, "In order to allow a more equitable distribution of tire tests during 2021", the FIA has extended the number of test days, assigning for this purpose from 25 to 30, also as a result of the "Challenges arisen" for the pandemic of the COVID-19.
On other issues, the FIA commission agreed that the key objectives for the 2025 power unit are: Environmental sustainability and automotive and social relevance, fully sustainable fuel, creation of a powerful power unit, significant cost reduction, attracting the new manufacturers and environmental accreditation.
NEW RANKING FORMAT
In this sense, the F.1 commission explained that “All teams recognized the great importance of engaging fans in new ways to ensure an even more exciting weekend format. Therefore, there was broad support from all parties to explore a new qualifying format in some races.
For this reason, a working group has been created that will be the "In charge of creating a complete plan with the aim of reaching a final decision before the start of the 2021 Championship."
The FIA recalled that all regulatory changes would be subject to approval by the World Motor Sports Council.