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F1 says no to heavier cars, mandatory pitstops

Formula one teams this week blocked moves to raise the minimum weight limit for 2014. Drivers like Daniel Ricciardo are hurriedly trimming muscle ahead of the next world championship, as the new turbo V6 and ERS regulations add crucial weight to the single seaters. A proposal to simply lift the mandatory weight limit further was discussed at the strategy group and F1 Commission meeting in Paris on Monday, but rejected, according to the BBC. Because the proposal was to raise the limit for 2014, it needed an unanimous vote, but correspondent Andrew Benson said Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus all declined. "It would be unfair to change something in the rules this late," Mexican driver...
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