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APRIL 13, 2002

FIA to look at tire regulations

FIA President Max Mosley encountered the international Formula 1 press corps at Imola for the first time in a couple of years and fended off questions about the latest activities of the federation.

There was no major message delivered but the sub-text of the conference was that the FIA was not happy with the increase in cornering speeds in F1. As the FIA has agreed with the F1 teams not to change the chassis rules for the next couple of years, the only obvious way to cut cornering speeds is to change the tire rules.

Mosley did not comment on suggestions that the tires would have to be changed but did admit that the federation is "concerned by the cornering speed levels" which he said are "not reassuring".