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FIA closes oil burn qualifying loophole

In its latest bid to stymie teams' use of oil burning as a means of increasing performance, the FIA has issued a fresh directive aimed at closing a qualifying loophole. Under the latest directive, teams are expressly forbidden from topping up their oil systems during qualifying. 'Following numerous discussions on the subject, we wish to clarify that in order to allow the FIA to monitor oil consumption during the qualifying practice session in a precise and timely manner, no oil may be added to the car nor may any auxiliary oil tank (AOT) be activated, i.e. there may be no oil transfer between an AOT and any part of the engine lubrication system,' writes the FIA's technical delegate Jo...
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