As we await the result of the latest F1 Strategy Group meeting, inside sources have suggested that the team bosses taking part are aiming to fast-track new tyre regulations and a clampdown on driver aids.
With growing disquiet amongst fans, the Strategy Group is believed to be working on ideas to improve the show for 2016, a year earlier than their original focus. A ban on driver aids, such as computer-assisted starts and oversharing of radio information are expected to result.
Jean Todt spoke with Motorsport.com earlier this week to discuss the issue: “Once we had launch control which was banned, probably we need to get less sophisticated technology to make sure that we have the means for less predictable starts.”
“In a way, I don’t have all the know-how. So I need to have people to work out how to reduce as much as possible the driver aids: which is a mandate I keep giving.”
“If they come back to me about what to do, I am happy to make sure that it will be introduced. So if we make a kind of list of specific parameters to reduce driver aids, we can apply that immediately.”