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The FIA admit new nose designs weren’t what they intended // F1's revised look may be addressed in 2015

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The FIA admit new nose designs weren’t what they intended
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Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, introduced lower noses this year in an attempt to improve the safety of drivers in the event of a crash. Race director, Charlie Whiting, has spoken out, saying that, looks aside, what has been designed by the teams isn't quite what they were hoping for.

He said they were “less structural than we would have liked, but the fully structural part of the noses is significantly lower than it was last year… It will be a significant improvement over last year and it will be addressed for next year.”

Meanwhile, Whiting has also hinted at what the stewards will and will not be strict on, with a zero-tolerance policy on drivers going over the fuel limit. 100kg is all they’re allowed, no arguments and Charlie is adamant they are confident about the accuracy of their measurements.

He did say, however, that they may be more relaxed about the 107% cut off ruling for qualifying, particularly given the state of reliability so far in 2014.