FIA Changes 2024 Rules: DRS & Engine Regulations Scrapped

For the 2024 F1 season, the FIA has updated rules to allow four engines per driver and the use of DRS after just one lap, alongside changes to the sprint race format.


‣ The FIA has updated the rules for the 2024 F1 season, including changes to the opening of DRS during races and the number of engines that can be used throughout a season.

‣ Four engines per driver will be allowed in 2024 and 2025, an increase to accommodate the expanded season of 24 Grands Prix.

‣ The DRS (Drag Reduction System) can be opened after just one lap in the 2024 season, a change from the previous requirement of two laps, aiming to enhance overtaking opportunities early in the race.

‣ The sprint race format will undergo changes in 2024, although specific details of these adjustments were not elaborated upon in the announcement.

Oh, the FIA’s been busy, huh? They’ve gone and tweaked a couple of rules for the 2024 F1 season. It’s all about the DRS drama and the engine saga.

So, amidst the glitz of car launches by Stake and Williams, a little birdie (aka the FIA) whispered some changes. Monday was buzzing, not just with the new car smell but with news. The sprint race format’s getting a facelift in 2024. Yep, the F1 Commission nodded in agreement. But wait, there’s more. They didn’t stop there.

So, what’s the 411 for 2024?

First off, drivers get to play with four engines in 2024 and 2025. The FIA’s basically throwing a bone to the teams here. They’ve been itching for more engines, especially with the calendar ballooning to 24 races.

Now, for the juicy bit. DRS. You know, that thing that makes the cars go “whoosh” faster? Previously, drivers had to wait for two laps post-race start before unleashing the DRS. But hold your horses – from 2024, it’s showtime after just one lap. That’s if you’re tailing someone by a second or less. Oh, and this spicy rule applies post-safety car periods too.

Crazy, right? Just when you think you’ve got F1 figured out, they throw in a curveball. Or should I say, a fast lap?

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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