FIA promises to address unusual noses for 2015


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14 March 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

The FIA's Charlie Whiting has confirmed that the governing body will revisit the regulations surrounding the front of the car following changes made for 2014 in light of safety.

The changes, which the FIA implemented to avoid cars flying over one another or, in the case of a side impact, minimise the potential for the nose of a car to strike a driver's helmet.

To achieve that, they forced teams to adopt lower noses, but the expected outcome differs to what some teams have developed, particularly in the case of Toro Rosso, Force India, Caterham and Lotus.

Whiting says this will be addressed for next season, with the hope the cars will more similar to Mercedes and Ferrari.

"A lot of teams have come up with a solution which is not quite what we intended," he admitted.

"The [nose] bits are less structural than we would have liked, but the fully structural part of the noses is significantly lower than it was last year.

"I think on average it would be 200mm lower than it was last year. OK it has not worked exactly as we had hoped it might, but it will be a significant improvement over last year and it will be addressed for next year."

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