F1 raises fuel limit for 2019 to allow 'full power at all times'


Formula 1's Strategy Group and the F1 Commission have agreed on a series of revisions of the sport's technical regulations for 2019.

The most notable change for next season is an increase in race fuel allowance from 2015 to 110kg that will permit drivers to exploit the full power of their engines at all times, and permanently put an end to the practice of "lift and coast".

Furthermore, driver weight will be considered separately to the car, a decision which will no longer penalise F1's heavier drivers.

Finally, drivers will be required to wear new biometric gloves to increase safety and facilitate medical monitoring and rescue.

The much talked about changes to aero rules for next season to help increase overtaking are still under review as the FIA conducts additional research in consultation with F1's teams. A decision on the matter is expected before the end of this month however.

During the Strategy Group's meeting at the FIA's headquarters in Paris on Tuesday, teams were given further insight into F1's 2021 power unit regulations.

The future rules will be centered around a 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid engine that won't include the complex and costly MGU-H exhaust energy recovery system.

The 2021 regulations are expected to be finalised by the end of May.

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