FIA Responds to Extreme Conditions during Qatar F1 Weekend

The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Baku to discuss various issues affecting Formula 1, including introducing measures to combat extreme heat conditions that caused several drivers to become unwell during the Qatar Grand Prix, such as allowing teams to equip their cars with a cooling scoop.

Highlights

‣ The FIA World Motor Sport Council met in Baku for the final 2023 meeting and discussed several issues affecting Formula 1.
‣ One of the main points of discussion was the extreme weather conditions that caused several F1 drivers to become unwell during the Qatar Grand Prix.
‣ The FIA is working on introducing measures to combat the extreme heat experienced in Qatar, including changes to the technical regulations allowing teams to equip their cars with a cooling scoop to prevent overheating.
‣ The extensive 2024 F1 calendar was also discussed with a focus on the health and welfare of all travelling personnel.


The FIA World Motor Sport Council convened in Baku for its final meeting of 2023. They reached a consensus on several issues impacting Formula 1, including a solution to the extreme heat problems that cropped up during the Qatar Grand Prix.

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The members of the WMSC gathered to chat about various agenda items for different motorsport classes, F1 included. The FIA statement mentioned, “It was noted that the FIA continues to explore technological innovations that will further improve regulatory practices in the coming years.”

A significant part of the discussion revolved around the extreme weather conditions that led to several F1 drivers feeling unwell during the Qatar GP. The FIA chimed in, “Work remains ongoing to introduce measures to combat the extreme heat that drivers experienced in Qatar this year.”

First steps? They’ve been taken. Changes to the technical regulations have been made. This means teams can now outfit their cars with a cooling scoop to prevent overheating. The comprehensive 2024 F1 calendar was also a topic of conversation, with a focus on the health and welfare of all travelling personnel.

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