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Pole position trophy to be introduced in 2014 // The FIA have released the regulations for next season

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Pole position trophy to be introduced in 2014
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The FIA have released the regulations for next season, and with them comes confirmation of several of the rule changes we knew about and one that we didn’t. Along with double points at the last race of the year, the governing body are trying to ramp up interest in the Saturday of race weekends, by introducing a new pole trophy - to be awarded to the driver with the most pole positions. If there was a tie, it would go to countback on second places, but if the last few seasons are anything to go by, this trophy has Sebastian Vettel’s name on it.

The FIA also added the permanent driver numbers to the regulations, although they officially state the allocation will be done by ballot, rather than reports that drivers will get to choose what number they race with. There is also a stipulation that the numbers appear both on the car and the driver helmet in a “clearly visible” fashion.

Finally, the FIA also opened their doors to interested parties for a new team to join the existing 11 entries - with a submission deadline of January 2014, for participation in the 2015 or 2016 seasons.