Hello and welcome, this is F1Minute and it’s the 13th December 2010.
Teams and drivers have mostly gone into hibernation now, with a few seat fittings here and there, plus an FIA gala for collecting a trophy or two. Now the hard work is being done behind the scenes to prepare for the new season in 2011.
The FIA held a World Motorsport Council meeting last week and they came up with some new regulations for the coming year and for plenty of future seasons as well. A few crucial things, in 2011 there will still be ex-drivers on the stewarding panel which is excellent news, and the FIA will look to set garage curfews so that mechanics cannot stay up all night working on the cars. Also great news for tired team members.
One of the main items revealed was that the regulation banning team orders has been scrapped, and any potentially tricky situations now fall under the “bringing the sport into disrepute” jurisdiction. That sounds like a recipe for yet more controversy to me.
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