F.1 – News for 2016 calendar

Mexico City World Council established the first moves of the new Formula 1, approving the proposals of F1 Strategy Group.

In short:

– Penalties about the change of power unit have been simplified. The driver who will have to use a larger number of PU, will receive only penalties on the grid and no longer on the track, through stop and go or drive through

– New constructors that enter the Circus can rely on one Power Unit more for each driver. Therefore, drivers will have 5 units per car. Honda will benefit of this change already from 2015. Button and Alonso can, then, rely on one Power Unit more without having to fall back on penalties

– The scoring criteria for drivers to accessing the Superlicense have been modify. The new F.2 and GP2, FIA F3, FIA WEC or Indycar have equal importance. Moreover, there’s also the Formula E

– The new 2016 calendar has been evaluated. The curtain will rise on April 3rd in Australia and will fall down on November 27th in Abu Dhabi, counting 21 Grand Prix in total. Among the most important news, there are the return of Germany (location to be established) and a new entry: the GP of Azerbaijan as the European Grand Prix (Baku). For the weekend of September 4th, instead, the Italian Grand Prix has been confirmed in Monza.