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F1 decision made on tyre blanket ban

The plan was to ban the blankets for next season.

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F1's proposed tyre blanket ban has been postponed to 2025.

The move was designed to help meet sustainability goals by reducing the amount of electricity used during race weekends.

Testing has been going on across the past two seasons, though most drivers have warned about the safety risks associated with driving on cold tyres.

After the latest F1 Commission meeting at the Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA has confirmed the ban will not be implemented for next season.


A statement read: "Consistent with the future environmental and cost-saving objectives of the sport, an option to remove the use of tyre blankets has been under consideration and the 2023 Pirelli tyre testing campaign has focused almost entirely on this objective, with expanded test days dedicated to no-blankets testing.

"Pirelli reported on the outcome of this test campaign to the F1 Commission. The results of the testing undertaken so far show that the change can be implemented to the requested target specifications for 2024, however, it has been decided to postpone the introduction of a tyre blanket ban for dry tyres in 2024 and to continue this discussion and further testing into 2025.

"Further analysis will continue for other potential future changes to the regulations that can improve the environmental sustainability of the sport."

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