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FIA open discussions on F1 refuelling return again // Engine topics key to Jean Todt meeting

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FIA open discussions on F1 refuelling return again
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FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed that during a meeting with engine manufacturers set for the end of January, he will be raising the concept of bringing back refueling to F1 races once more. The idea was already discussed midway through 2015, to mixed response, but it was eventually dropped for the time being.

Todt says: “The reason why it was banned was the cost of carrying the fuel rig. Now we are in a modern area where we know how it works… If it’s good for the show, I’m in favour of reducing the cost but that is not a key point on the global cost of Formula One.”

Also on the agenda for the meeting is lowering costs for customer teams, simplifying the technical details, guaranteeing supply, and of course, the noise produced by the engines. Todt again, says: “All the FIA experts have been working with Formula 1 people, so in light of those discussions, I will get a proposal but one that will be the fruit of discussions in which the FIA has been involved. We are not a spectator.”