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With the 2014 rules, the FIA is reportedly aiming to slow down the F1 cars by no more than five seconds per lap.
F1′s governing body backtracked on aerodynamic changes for the 2014 season because of fears the next generation of cars would be too slow. After the recent World Motor Sport Council meeting in Turkey, the FIA announced that scheduled bodywork rule changes for 2014 to reduce downforce have been replaced by “2012 specification”.
There will be no French grand prix in 2013, according to the sports daily L’Equipe.
There had been moves afoot to revive the country’s defunct grand prix, at either Paul Ricard or Magny Cours. But L’Equipe said the French sanctioning body FFSA had not, by Tuesday’s deadline, received a request to apply to be added to the FIA’s 2013 schedule.
Ecclestone is tipped to present the draft 2013 calendar to the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council for approval on Friday
Despite the French government ruling out financial support, Paul Ricard could still be in the running to revive the country’s defunct grand prix. Le Parisien said the Le Castellet project had already anticipated the government’s decision when it framed its EUR 30 million budget.
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed the Nurburgring is unlikely to host the German grand prix next year.
The circuit was listed on the leaked provisional calendar that was doing the rounds in the Singapore paddock last weekend, but the Nurburgring’s precarious financial situation has also been well documented.
Originally, the FIA imposed a June 30 deadline for teams to apply to contest next year’s world championship.
Despite the current Concorde Agreement uncertainty, all 12 competing F1 teams will almost certainly line up on the 2013 grid. But that date came and went, shortly after the World Motor Sport Council approved an extension of the deadline to the end of September.