Changes restricted after qualifying

Formula 1 teams have been told that they can only carry out limited work on their cars between final qualifying and the race and only under the supervision of the scrutineers, according to AUTOSPORT this week

Changes restricted after qualifying

The FIA, the sport's governing body, has now clarified exactly what
can be done to the cars, which will be returned to the team garages after qualifying but must remain under parc ferme conditions until they are returned to the central parc ferme at 6pm and locked up until Sunday morning.

Teams will be allowed to carry out minor work on the cars from 8am Sunday, again under the eyes of scrutineers, but essentially the cars will start the race in a similar configuration to that in which they ended qualifying. This means that it is likely the traditional Sunday morning warm-up will be abolished.

What the teams can do and when:


Tyre pressure checks
Removal of bodywork and the fitting of cooling devices
Connection of jump battery
Download of data by physical connection to car
Fitting of water heaters
Fitting of slave tyres
Carrying out work required by the FIA


Repair crash damage
Some liquids and gases may be drained and replenished - not fuel
Race tyres can be removed but not changed
Main battery may be changed
Cleaning of bodywork
Tyres and brake ducts changed for a fluctuation in weather conditions




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