Formula 1 2024: New Rules and Regulations Explained

The 2024 F1 season has already kicked off, so what do you need to know aside from the obvious drama going on at Red Bull? Buckle up folks, as we take you through some of the new F1 rules and regulations for 2024.

Wade McElwain
Wade McElwain

Last Updated: 2024-03-05

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Buckle up, Formula 1 fans! The 2024 F1 season is revving into gear, and with it comes a slew of exhilarating rule changes and tweaks that promise to shake up the grid in the most thrilling ways possible. From tighter deadlines to cooler cars, let's dive into the exciting world of F1's latest transformations. Will these rules allow Red Bull to continue to dominate, or will Lewis and Ferrari be able to take advantage of these rules?  Let’s find out with the big F1 rule changes for 2024, are and how these Formula 1 rule changes might effect the finish line. 

Turbocharged Review Time Periods

First up on the grid for Formula 1 rule changes , we have a turbocharged adjustment to review time periods. No more leisurely strolls down memory lane for teams wanting to challenge a decision. Now, they've got a mere four days – yes, you read that right, four days! – to make their case. It's like a Formula 1 pit stop for appeals, with lightning-fast action and high stakes drama.
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Increase in Potential Fines: Going for Gold

Hold onto your helmets, folks, because F1 fines just got a whole lot heavier! The FIA has cranked up the penalty dial, quadrupling the maximum fine to a jaw-dropping €1 million. It's a game-changer that has teams watching their rear-view mirrors closer than ever, lest they find themselves in the red financially. Of course they’re all billionaires, how could that really effect them?

F1 Sprint Format Tweak: Shifting Gears

Get ready for a twist in the Sprint format! We're flipping the script by moving Sprint Qualifying to Friday, followed by a high-octane 100km showdown on Saturday. It's a sprint to the finish line, with teams battling it out for pole position before the main event on Sunday. Talk about shaking up the weekend schedule with this new Formula 1 Rule! It's like they want to take our money!
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Bigger Promotional Events: Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, camera, action! Teams are revving up for bigger and bolder F1 promotional events, doubling their mileage to 200km per day. It's a show-stopping spectacle that puts the spotlight on the sport's star drivers and cutting-edge machinery. Not only will Netflix be capturing all of the drama, but the main drag is always a great spot when Martin is on the prowl. Get ready for some serious eye candy, folks!

Changes to Testing Old Cars: Back to the Future

It's a blast from the past as teams embrace changes to testing old cars. With clearer guidelines on F1 component usage, it's all about ensuring a level playing field and keeping the focus on innovation and performance. It's like taking a trip back in time with a futuristic twist! This is one of the sporting rules in the F1 that brings back a bit of nostalgia. Cinderella story if anyone could ever put one of these back together! 
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Increased CapEx Limits: Spending Spree

Time to open up the piggy bank because CapEx limits are getting a boost! Teams can now splurge more on capital expenditure over a four-year period, fuelling a frenzy of upgrades and innovations. It's a spending spree that promises to level the playing field and keep the competition fierce. Of course the F1 is expensive, but in the grand scheme of things for these 1% owners, it's money for nothing and your chicks for free. 

Even More Strict Roll Hoop Requirements: Safety First

Safety takes centre stage with even stricter roll hoop requirements. It's all about protecting our fearless drivers and ensuring maximum safety on the track. With tougher tests and tighter regulations, Formula 1 is raising the bar for safety standards. Casual viewers have no idea just how strenuous it is on the body for F1 drivers, so safety is paramount. 
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Plan for Wheel Displays Dropped: Back to Basics

We're hitting pause on wheel display innovations for now, but who knows what the future holds? It's all about keeping the sport dynamic and adaptable, with room for new ideas and innovations down the line. Stay tuned for what's next in the world of wheel wizardry! AI, a radio, maybe even a toilet? Dare to dream!

DRS Activation: Overtake-o-Rama

DRS activation gets a turbo boost, with immediate use after the first lap and following Safety Car periods. It's like hitting the nitro button for overtaking opportunities, injecting even more excitement into the race. Like the F1 needed more excitement! 

Power Unit Rules: Full Throttle

Last but not least for 2024 F1 Rule changes, power unit rules remain unchanged for 2024 and 2025. Teams can keep the pedal to the metal with four units per driver, ensuring a balance of performance and reliability throughout the season.

And there you have it, folks – a turbocharged rundown of the exciting new F1 rules for 2024! From tighter deadlines to cooler cars, it's shaping up to be a season full of twists, turns, and adrenaline fuelled action. So buckle up, hold on tight, and get ready to go full throttle into the heart of Formula 1's most thrilling season yet!
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What are the Red Flag Rules in Formula 1?
In Formula 1, a red flag is displayed when conditions on the track become too dangerous to continue racing, such as heavy rain, debris on the track, or a serious accident. When a red flag is shown, all cars must immediately slow down and return to the pit lane. The race is temporarily suspended until the track is deemed safe to resume racing.

What are the Engine Rules in Formula 1?
Formula 1 engine regulations include the use of hybrid power units, consisting of a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with Energy Recovery Systems (ERS). Each driver is limited to using a maximum of three power units (combustion engines) for the entire season before incurring penalties.

What are the Overtake Rules in Formula 1?
Overtaking in Formula 1 can occur at any time during a race, typically in braking zones or on straights where the overtaking driver has a speed advantage. Defensive driving is permitted but must be done without compromising the safety of other drivers.

What is the 107% Rule?
The 107 Rule for Formula is a sporting regulation affecting Formula One racing qualifying sessions. A driver must record a time within 107 percent of the fastest Q1 lap time to compete in the race.

What are the Formula 1 Driver Weight Rules?

In 2019, the FIA introduced a driver weight rule that drivers must weigh a minimum of 80kg, or 176 pounds.

Are there any new refuelling rules for 2024?
No, refuelling has been banned by the FIA in 2010 for safety reasons.

Are there any new tyre change rules, or qualifying tyre rules?

No, all of the tyre rules are the same for 2024. 

Wade McElwain
Wade McElwainSenior Sports Writer

Wade McElwain is our Mr. NFL, a bona fide North American sports nut who knows about NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA plus MMA boxing and more. Originally from Canada, Wade is also an international award-winning stand-up comedian; host of numerous TV game shows; and a TV producer & writer. He also runs NFL in London-the largest NFL fan group in Europe, and has hosted NFL events at Wembley and around the world. Yes, he lives alone and does nothing but watch sports.