Hi there. So, some very interesting rule changes for the 2014 season. In our opinion, this will make for a much more interesting finale, and has made us realise that maybe Bernie is not in bed with Red Bull Racing!
Firstly, F1 is to introduce a ‘global cost cap’ and the limit will be applied from the start of January 2015. The decision comes in the wake of the economic downturn and increasing pressure on a number of the teams in the sport, although it should be noted it has only been agreed in ‘principle’. “The principle of a global cost cap has been adopted. The limit will be applied from January 2015,” confirmed a statement issued by the FIA following a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris.
Secondly, and the one we really like, the FIA has announced that double points will be awarded at the final race of each F1 season. The decision has been made following a meeting of the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission in Paris today. “Double drivers’ and constructors’ points will be awarded at the final race of the Formula One season in order to maximise focus on the Championship until the end of the campaign,” read a statement. So, this could have made things very different over the last few seasons, for example, Alonso would have been crowned champion last year, and the famous Massa vs Hamilton battle in Brazil a few years back would have ended with Massa the champ.Hats off to the FIA for realising the sport is getting boring and losing viewers. With the new engine changes, and the rules above expect things not to be a predictable as they have been!