In the first version of the 2022 Formula One technical regulation, the FIA had set the minimum weight of the new cars that we will see on the track next season at 790 kg. This aspect, however, had alarmed the teams, who had opened a dialogue with the federal technicians to ask to raise this limit, citing reasons for reducing costs. For the single-seaters of the aerodynamic revolution championship, an increase of 38 kg was foreseen compared to the weight of the single-seaters seen on the circuit until last Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend at the Yas Marina circuit. A first change to this limit was introduced last September, with a 2 kg concession which brought the total to 792.
On the sidelines of the FIA World Council last week, a new version of the technical regulation was published, which included a new amendment to article 4.1: “The weight of the cars, without fuel, must not be less than 795 kg in each moment of competition”. The teams were therefore able to obtain an increase of another 3 kg, for a total of 5 compared to the limit set according to the initial plans.
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