The FIA, Formula One's Governing Body met yesterday in Paris to discuss and announce rule changes for 2016. F1today wrote an article about a proposed Tyre Change, whereby teams had the freedom to select one of their tyre compounds for each race weekend - sadly nothing was mentioned in the outcome of the meeting. However, the mid-season summer break has been reinstated and the season will start a little later in March, avoiding the previous idea of having an April Start.
Furthermore, there is a change to the exhaust rules: all cars must have a separate exhaust wastegate tailpipe through which all and only wastegate exhaust gases must pass. Which is designed to increase the noise of the V6 Power Unit and will no real effect on either power or emissions.
Since the birth of the V6 era, the noise that the engine produces has been heavily scrutinised and various ideas such as an 'Exhaust Trumpet' or a return to the V8 Engine had been pondered by both critic and rulemaker.
There are also some minor changes, including clarification in drivers' exceeding track limits:
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