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Standing starts among 2015 rule changes

Getty Images Enlarge Formula One will implement standing restarts after safety car periods from next season after the FIA ratified a number of rule changes for the 2015 season. It comes after the World Motor Sport Council gave the final sign-off to proposals at a Munich meeting this Thursday. The new rules state standing starts will take place at all times unless a safety car is deployed in the opening two laps or within five laps of the finish. There will also be a reduction in the number of engines allowed to each driver across the season, down from five to four unless the calendar expands beyond 20 races, and a general cut down on testing. Next winter pre-season will return exclusively...
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