Aids clampdown for 2016

Source:Agencies Published: 2015-8-20 22:43:02

Formula One is set for a further clampdown on the use of telemetric driver aids next year in the wake of revised rules on clutch settings being introduced for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

The planned restrictions were revealed in a note sent by the sport's ruling body, the International Motoring Federation (FIA), to the teams on Thursday as the F1 circus set up camp again after a month's break.

The FIA said it was bidding to outlaw telemetry and radio communications that improve performance, a move that will hand more responsibility back to the driver.

The move is in line with the FIA's decision to enforce its rules more strictly, notably article 20.1 of the sporting regulations that states "the driver shall drive the car alone and unaided."

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