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Motorsport UK latest Rule Changes

Motorsport UK are pleased to bring you the regulation changes decided at the Motor Sports Council that affect the Motorsport UK Yearbook. To read these decisions, please click the link below.


2019 PCA Title

A production car auto test run at the old Whittle Colliery, near Morpeth.

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2019 F1 calendar and rule changes:

Formula 1’s 2019 calendar, as well as a host of technical and sporting changes to the rules, were formally approved by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council on Friday.

Following a meeting in Paris, the 21-round schedule for 2019 was unchanged from the provisional schedule that had been released by F1’s owners Liberty Media back in August.

The season will start in Australia on March 17, and finish with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 1.

2019 F1 calendar:
Date Grand Prix Venue
17th March Australia Melbourne
31st March Bahrain Sakhir
14th April China Shanghai
28th April Azerbaijan Baku
12th May Spain Barcelona
26th May Monaco Monaco
9th June Canada Montreal
23rd June France Paul Ricard
30th June Austria Red Bull Ring
14th July Great Britain Silverstone
28th July Germany Hockenheim
4th August Hungary Hungaroring
1st September Belgium Spa
8th September Italy Monza
22nd September Singapore Singapore
29th September Russia Sochi
13th October Japan Suzuka
27th October Mexico Mexico City
3rd November USA Austin
17th November Brazil Interlagos
1st December Abu Dhabi Yas Marina

New Rules:

As well as the new calendar, the WMSC approved a raft of changes to the F1 rules for 2019 – as exclusively revealed previously by Motorsport.com.

Following approval by F1’s Strategy Group and the F1 Commission, the new rules include:

- a new position for the rear view mirrors and rear wing to help with rearward visibility;
- the location of on board cameras will also be changed to get a clearer view over the halo;
- rear endplate lights will be added to the rear wing;
- minor modifications will be made to the halo fairing to help with driver extraction.

Other rule changes are:

- Drivers will now only be allowed to overtake after a safety car period once they have crossed the start-finish line. Previously they had been allowed to do so at a safety car line;
- Teams will now be responsible for initial scrutineering of their cars and must declare that their cars comply with all safety related matters;
- A chequered light panel will be used at the end of the race alongside the traditional flag;
- For 2020, the team personnel curfew will increase from eight to nine hours.


Ghost brokers target 17-24-year-olds in motor insurance fraud

Young Driver

New figures from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) shows young drivers are most likely to fall victim to “ghost brokers” in a motor insurance fraud.

Ghost broking is the name given to the scam of selling fraudulent car insurance using three basic methods. They either forge insurance documents, falsify details to bring the price down or take out a genuine policy, before cancelling and claiming the refund plus the victim’s money.

Land Rover 70th anniversary marked by launch car’s restoration

Launch Land Rover

The Land Rover 70th anniversary will be marked this year with a series of high profile events.

The first will be the nuts and bolts restoration of the vehicle that started it all – the pre-production Land Rover shown at the Amsterdam Motor Show back in 1948.

This gave the motoring world its first glimpse of the profile that would become instantly recognisable as a Land Rover – off-road icon, work horse and fashion statement.

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