F2 announces rule changes

The FIA have announced a few subtle changes to the 2010 Formula Two Championship with next year’s calendar being expanded from eight to nine events, with two races to be held at each event to give a total of 18 races for the championship while race duration will be increased to 40 minutes for both races at each 2010 F2 event.

Engine power will also be increased from 400bhp to 425bhp, with a greater gain on overboost, from 450bhp to 480bhp. The number of cars admitted to the championship has also increased from 26 to 30 and there will be no more mandatory pitstops.

Various changes made to the F1 Sporting Regulations have also been incorporated into the F2 regulations, including…

– Time penalties
– The number of times a driver can cross the line before serving a penalty during the race
– Detail changes to the Safety Car Procedures
– Changes to the race suspension procedures to clearly specify where cars should stop on the grid.
(press release)

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