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Last Updated: Friday, 22 October, 2004, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Formula One to make rule changes
The Championship-winning Ferrari must make changes like all F1 cars.
Formula One's governing body has confirmed the rule changes that will be imposed on the sport next season.

In 2005 engines must last for two complete races and the following season engine capacity will be cut from 3.0 litre V10s to 2.4 litre V8s.

Small, independent teams can continue with existing three-litre V10s in 2006-7, as long as they are restricted.

Teams will also be limited to one set of tyres for qualifying and the race, and aerodynamics will be restricted.

This will be done by raising the front wing, moving the rear wing forward and restricting the diffuser that channels air out from underneath the car.

Should any driver use a new engine for successive race weekends, he will be docked 10 places on the starting grid.

FIA president Max Mosley insisted the new rules have been implemented with a view to improving safety.

"These regulations impose restrictions on engine development comparable to those already applicable to Formula One chassis," an FIA statement said.

"Such restrictions have by no means stifled technical development of the chassis but they have prevented uncontrollable increases in performance."

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