Adjustments in F1 season 2020 and what to expect?

The curfew lasted for nine hours, teams must not hide the car with the shield are some notable changes in the regulations of F1 in 2020.

The familiar checkered flag will return

This year, pre-season testing was shortened from eight days to six days. Specifically, only two test runs, each three days, took place at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalonia (Spain) on February 19 to February 21 and February 26 to February 28. Meanwhile, the mid-season test drive will be completely eliminated.

The good news for young riders, when teams must use one of them (new drivers to join one or two races) for at least one day of test drive.

“Shark fins” will be back

In 2020, racing teams will have to equip each motor with a model like a small plate with the driver’s number plate. This helps fans distinguish the riders in the team they cheer. According to the assessment, there will be very little aerodynamic impact on the cars because of this change, except for a little cornering.

No more hiding car in the shield

Do not cover the test vehicle. Traditionally, racing teams will use shields to hide newly upgraded cars. The new regulations in 2020 will not allow this anymore because the track will be broadcast live (lasting from 9 to 18 hours) to improve the audience experience. However, racing teams can shield if the car is in maintenance after stopping outside the track.

The time F1 taking place

This year, F1 racing has been affected by Covid-19, which may postpone some F1 racing events. For example, last year, the Hungary GP took place at the Hungaroring racetrack from August 2-4, and the final race before F1 is suspended for nearly a month. In 2020, the event seems to be postponed even more.

The curfew lasted longer

Instead of eight hours, the 2020 rule also increases curfew hours to nine hours. During this time, the mechanic of the teams did not repair anything of the vehicle of the home team, even banned from the scope of the track. Teams are allowed to break the curfew twice in a season without penalty.

These rules have been revised for the 2020 season. Accordingly, referees are given lighter penalties if they see fit. The umpire may also issue a lighter penalty decision with a racing error before the signal. In the past, violating teams would be subject to a pit (and speed limit here) penalty or a 10-second stop race fine.