The prohibition to use the electric blankets from 2024 it could experience intermediate steps starting from 2022. The goal is always the same: cost containment. This is why it is the small teams who support this hypothesis at the F1 Commission meeting tomorrow 13 October.
The latest proposal, according to what he reported Auto Motor und Sport, would concern the prohibition of electric blankets for intermediate and wet tires as of next year; also, from next season, it would be halved the amount of tire warmers available to teams. These, then, will have to heat up to 70 and no more a 90 degrees. In 2023 they will have to heat up to 50 degrees. Teams are much more concerned about the consequences in terms of performance and safety, while a team manager from one of the smaller teams defended the decision: “In qualifying, the cars sometimes wait several minutes at the pit exit to get a good position on the track. In this process, the tires cool down completely“.