JANUARY 15, 2003
FLASH: The FIA's cost revolution
For 2004 the FIA says it will introduce sporting regulations to introduce standard braking systems, a standard rear wing, long-life components and will require car manufacturers involved in F1 to supply engines to all competing teams and in 2005 will insist that engines be used for two races and will introduce penalties for component changes. For 2006 the FIA says it will require the same engine to be used for six races and will seek the agreement of the teams to introduce new technical regulations to eliminate the use of expensive exotic materials in any part of the car, including the engine.
More details will follow shortly.