Refuelling ban confirmed for next season
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:03 GMT|
The FIA has confirmed a ban on refuelling from the 2010 season, the governing body citing cost-saving reasons for its introductions
"It was confirmed that from 2010, refuelling during a race will be forbidden in order to save the costs of transporting refuelling equipment and increase the incentive for engine builders to improve fuel economy (to save weight)," said the FIA in a statement following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.
The governing body also confirmed that tyre blankets will be banned from 2010 and that the ban on other tyre-heating devices will be maintained.