Formula 2015 Riddled with New Faces, New Fines Engines and a Virtual Safety Car

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In current 2015 changes implemented by the FIA, the sanctioning autosports body, F1 engine energy will decrease from 4 to 5 and car fronts in the F1 2015 will get nose jobs.

If you want to make it in this business then you just have to abide by the rules. Get a nose job and eat less. Sounds familiar? No, not talking about super models but the super Formula 1 race rules disclosed in recent gambling news, whereby the staunch new regulations are being implemented by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

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The changes in rules will apply to the Formula 1 which roars off on March 15 in Australia. The FIA also has been controlling all winter tests in Europe, during the pre-test runs in Xerez from 1 to 4 February, in Barcelona from 19 to 22 February and now during the last pretest on from 26 February to 1 March, with trials slashed by half even, though that won’t stop online mobile betting on pre-test outcomes.

Implementation of the Virtual Safety Car

Following Marussia’s Jules Bianchi’s spectacular crash in last year’s final season in Japan, a mandatory speed limit will be imposed for all drivers through a specific section of the circuit. The Virtual Safety Car (VSC) will be used in cases to replace a tangible reserve automobile.

It will be implemented into races when the double waved yellow flags are required but the deployment of the Safety Car is not necessary. Also, if a race is suspended, cars will have to line up behind the Safety Car in the pit lane, instead of in grid slots on the start/finish straight.

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Engine grid penalties will now be used for single races. If team personnel or equipment don’t move away from the grid after the 15 second signal, the driver concerned must start the race from the pit lane. If this doesn’t happen then they will get a 10-second stop/go penalty.

In addition, there can just four power units per season, instead of 5, like it was in last year’s show. FIA also applied its rules to car fronts due to some contention over reserves so Honda has made its comeback to Formula 1 in 2015 with a V6 turbo power unit, to adhere to the rules.

More penalties and more nose jobs

Under the new regulations, cars’ noses are also being transformed from age old ant-eaters to something more aesthetically pleasing. The noses will be shorter but with tailored-out ends, a step back to the 90s, doing away with nose designs sported by Mercedes and Ferrari cars in 2014.

Penalties to drivers have increased. For example those who stop during barns. The same thing goes for reckless driving on the ring. But double points for the final race has been done away with and every round will have normal points handed out to all of the top 10 competitors.

The FIA also is adamant about a driver being at least 18. When Scuderia Toro Rosso group putt 17-year-old driver, Max Verstappen, in a race last year this had FIA flummoxed. Will the Aussie neighbors take offence to this age limit when they watch this year’s Formula 1 on the best New Zealand gambling sites, and elsewhere?

Also wind tunnel usage has been tempered, with teams now having to choose only one wind tunnel for the whole season with a limited 65 hour weekly usage instead of the usual 80 hours previously allowed. Cars have been told to gain some weight too from 701 kg to 702 kg.

Reshuffling teams and new faces

Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Felipe Nasr are 3 new drivers on the 18-car grid in 2015.
Verstappen steps is ready for Formula 1 although heonly started professional racing career in Florida last year. Sainz Jr. won seven wins in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and became the first Red Bull-backed driver to win the championship.

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The son of the famous World Rally legend, he tested for Red Bull in Abu Dhabi and replaced Jean-Éric Vergne at Toro Rosso. Also Red Bull will have Daniil Kvyat, join Daniel Ricciardo. Felipe Nasrr beat Kevin Magnussen to the 2011 British Formula 3 and is now racing for Sauberup, as is Marcus Ericsson.

Fernando Alonso has gone back to McLaren after settling an 8 y-long dispute with them. He will join Jenson Button, with Kevin Magnussen being held in a back-up capacity. Mercedes, Williams, Lotus and Force India have all chosen to keep the same pairing teams as last year.

The modifications made by FIA and the teams themselves will surely transform this years Formula 1 which rolls off in three weeks. Be sure to click online and place your bets, under New Zealand gambling laws, in the F1 grand debut taking place from March 15, 2015. Not to miss is the action on the many F1 circuits waiting to also host the F1 live, such as circuits in China on April 12, Hungary on July 26 and Mexico November 1, among many others.

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