World Motor Sport Council meeting decisions UPDATE A clarification of F1 rules changes:
"Maneuvers liable to hinder other drivers, such as more than one change of direction to defend a position, deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted," it said.
"Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the curbs are not."
Some drivers had been criticized this season for deliberately gaining an advantage by leaving the track to gain a better line where there was a hard run-off.
The gearbox rules were also tweaked, with drivers allowed one penalty-free change.
"For 2011 only, except during the last event of the championship season, each driver will be permitted to use a replacement gearbox without incurring a penalty the first time this becomes necessary during the season," the new rules said.
"Under such circumstances the replacement gearbox will only be required to complete the remainder of the event in question."
Drivers are currently penalized five places on the starting grid if gearboxes do not last four consecutive events but that will stretch to five next year.
The 107 percent rule, which excludes a driver from taking part in a race if his best lap in qualifying exceeds 107 percent of the fastest time set in the session, was restored after being dropped to help the new teams.
Under exceptional circumstances, however, stewards could still allow a car to start. 12/12/10
The final meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) in 2010 took place in the Principality of Monaco Friday.
This evening, the FIA will be honoring its Champions from around the world at the annual Prize Giving Gala held at the Sporting d'Eté de Monte-Carlo, Monaco. The awarding of the coveted trophies to winners across categories of the sport will mark the finale to the 2010 FIA season.