FIA reveals tweaks to 2020 Formula 1 parts freeze rules

The FIA ​​unveils changes to the rules for freezing F1 parts for 2020
The FIA ​​released updates to the frozen parts regulations in 2020 according to Formula 1 regulations in two weeks before the start of the season.
As part of a series of cost-cutting measures for teams after the COVID 19 pandemic, teams will continue to drive their 2020 vehicles until 2021, with the updated technical regulations postponed to 2022.
Development of a number of parts is expected to be limited until 2020 to support cost savings. Teams must use tokens to focus updates on specific parts of the vehicle.
Further details on these plans were described in the new annex to the homologated components of the technical regulations, published for the first time last month.
Appendix 22 of the regulations provides details of which components from the first race of the season - "R1-2020" - were frozen and which elements are frozen at a second point, which is referred to as "mid-2020".
The dates had not been previously specified, but were stipulated in regulations after the last World Motor Sport Council meeting on Friday. The mid-2020 freeze was scheduled for September 30th.
Team deadlines were also set to notify the FIA ​​of the intention to use its two tokens to change homologated components.
An initial deadline of July 22 was set for the teams to "inform the FIA ​​of the intention to modify an HC [homologated component] with an estimate of the parts involved and a brief description of the reasons."
The FIA ​​unveils changes to the rules for freezing F1 parts for 2020
By August 5, the teams must "provide the FIA ​​with a full specification of the proposed changes to the HC and all affected components."
A final deadline for September 21 has been set. By then, the FIA ​​must be provided with "a detailed schedule of the proposed changes."
The rules previously allowed the teams to revert to the original homologated component if they had used tokens and the update "did not meet the competitor's expectations".
But now teams can only return within five races of the change, and if they do, they have to "throw away" the new one.
This rule change was made to prevent teams from giving themselves two options that they can swap back and forth.
The 2020 F1 season begins on July 5 with the Austrian Grand Prix and starts eight races in 10 weeks.
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