F1 cars to be louder in 2016

The FIA announced new rules to increase the noise of cars. From '16, all cars must have a separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass. This move will not have any significant effect on power or emissions.

Other changes include cars now being required to comply with all cockpit and safety equipment requirements during testing; such as the position of the driver's head, all headrest padding, cockpit padding and ease of driver egress.

Also, any driver who causes a start to be aborted, even if he is then able to start the extra formation lap, will be required to start the race from the pit lane. The same process will be applied to a re-start from a race suspension where drivers have been brought to the pit lane.

For '17, on-board cameras on stalks on the nose of cars will be prohibited.

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