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The 2014 Formula One Season will be the 65th season of the FIAFormula One World Championship. The season will see the introduction of the more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly 1.6 litre V6 turbo charged engines replacing the previous 2.4 litre V8 engines used in the previous season. 2014 will see the first time since 1988 in which turbo charged cars are used in the sport.
Engine suppliers may supply a maximum of four teams with engines.
A penalty points system will be introduced, in which if a driver accumulates more than twelve points he will be subject to a one-race ban. The number of points a driver may receive for an infringement ranges between one and three points.
A procedure for a driver to be given a chance to give back any advantage he may have gained by leaving the track has been adopted.
Four two-day mid-season tests are allowed. As a 'trade-off', the number of promotional days is reduced from eight to two and the young driver test is removed, in addition to a reduced amount of wind-tunnel testing and CFD work to reduce costs and to allow teams to potentially share wind tunnels.
Testing of the new power units will be allowed in January 2014.
For safety reasons, all personnel working on a car in a race pit stop will be required to wear head protection.
Each driver will be provided with an extra set of tyres for use in the first 30 minutes of the first practice session to encourage teams to go out on track.
A set of regulations are to be implemented to govern the use of the new power units. Each driver may use maximum five a season without penalty. Usage of extra power units will require the driver to begin from the pit lane. Any changes of individual elements above the permitted five will result in a ten-place grid penalty.
No manufacturer will be allowed to homologate more than one power unit during the homologation period between 2014–2020.
Gearboxes must last for six consecutive races, rather than the current five.
No car may use more than 100kg of fuel for the race, monitored by the use of an FIA approved fuel flow meter.
The pit lane speed limit, set at 60 km/h (37 mph) for practice and 100 km/h (62 mph) for the race (Melbourne, Monaco and Singapore use 60 km/h for the whole event), will be standardized at 80 km/h (50 mph) for the whole event, except for Melbourne, Monaco and Singapore, who will stay at 60 km/h.
Driver numbers will be made permanent to the driver, and will be selected prior to the season, with number 1 reserved for the World Champion (should he choose to use it) and numbers 2 to 99 being available to the rest of the grid.
Penalties of five seconds for minor infringements can now be handed out.
A controversial decision was also made to award double points for the final race of the season.
Measures are to be put in place to stop the 'step' in noses being designed into cars. The tip of nose will be no more than 185 mm above the ground, in comparison to the 550 mm used in 2012 and 2013.
The minimum weight limit has been increased to 690 kg to compensate for the heavier engine.
Electronic control of the rear brake circuit is permitted to ensure consistent braking whilst energy is recovered.
Side impact structures will be more consistent, and be designed by the FIA so teams do not have to design their own. Cockpit rim structures will only be allowed to deflect by 5 mm instead of the current 20 mm.
Dummy camera pods are to be banned, to avoid teams taking advantage of their aerodynamic benefits. Front cameras have to be between 325 and 525 mm above the floor.