Formula One will bring back refuelling for the 2017 season as one of a number of measures aimed at making the sport more exciting.Higher revving and louder engines are also set to be introduced, while cars could be five to six seconds quicker per lap thanks to aerodynamic rule changes, wider tyres and a reduction of weight.
For 2016, teams will have free choice to select two of the four dry tyre compounds that can be used during a race weekend.
An FIA statement detailing the outcomes of an F1 Strategy Group meeting also revealed plans to improve the sustainability of the sport, with teams committed to refine a “comprehensive proposal” in the coming weeks.
Permission for a fifth engine to be used during the 2015 season was rejected, which will be of some concern to Red Bull, who have Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat both on their final permitted power unit after just five races.
Refuelling last featured in F1 in 2009, with its reintroduction aimed at “improving the show”.
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