Technical rule changes 2013 F1 season
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Next 2013 F1 season will not have a lot of technical rule changes. Big technical changes like DRS, KERS, slick tyres, smaller wings or higher cockpits are left alone. Last few seasons there where big changes that really changed the established finishing order.
There will be only these 4 technical Formula 1 rule changes for next 2013 F1 season:
- Teams are allowed to cover up the stepped nose with a “modesty plate”. This panel may be used to cover up the ugly stepped nose, to get a much better looking f1 car. The stepped nose has to be used because it’s not allowed to be higher the side-pods of the car. The “modesty plate” cannot be used to gain any aerodynamic down-force.
- Front wings of F1 cars may no only have a maximum flex of 10 mm (0.39 inch). This flex of the wing will be measured when subjected to a maximum load of 100 kg (220 lbs). The rule will be added because of the 2012 Red Bull flexi saga.
- Double-DRS systems are banned in 2013. This system was first developed on the Mercedes W03 F1 car. DRS is not allowed during practice and qualification sessions and may only be used during races.
- All F1 cars will be 2 kg (4.4 lbs) heavier next season. The minimum weight of cars will increase to 642 kg (1,420 lbs). This car weight is measured while the car is fitted with dry-weather tyres and without fuel. The car must not be less than 642kg at all times during Grand Prix events.
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