Today, the FIA has approved a few Regulation Changes:
The principle of a global cost cap has been adopted. The limit will be applied from January 2015.
- Pirelli Tyre test – Bahrain, 17-19 December, 2013
All Formula One teams have been invited to take part in the test and six have accepted: Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Force India and Toro Rosso.
Drivers will be asked to choose their race number, between 2 and 99, for the duration of their career. Number 1 will be reserved for the current World Champion, should he choose to use it.
If more than one driver choses the same number, priority will be given to the driver who finished highest in the previous year’s championship.
The principle of a five-second penalty for minor infringements was agreed.
Double drivers’ and constructors’ points will be awarded at the final race of the Formula One season.