FIA to impose tyre strategy rule

Tue, 30 January 2007, 01:13

F1’s governing body plans to impose an alternative to the abandoned ‘red tyre rule’ for the 2007 season.

The British magazine Autosport reports that, as a complement to the new regulation requiring drivers to race both types of Bridgestone specification supplied at each grand prix, teams could also be asked to publish their initial tyre choice.

The information would be published immediately after the start of the grands prix in order to protect the secrecy of drivers’ race strategies, if the proposal by the FIA’s Charlie Whiting is imposed.

The rule would eliminate the need for the Champ Car-style ‘red tyre’ regulation, which is understood to have been ruled out by the teams because their rivals would be able to predict tyre strategy prior to the start of races.


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