Formula One`s Australian season-opener in Melbourne on March 15 is one of five grands prix that will start an hour earlier this year under recommendations made after Jules Bianchi`s crash in Japan last October.
The international automobile federation (FIA) has granted the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) here a Grade 2 license after the circuit, located on the outskirts of the city, underwent massive renovation over the past couple of years.
Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi`s Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport`s governing body said on Monday.
Jules Bianchi's father was rushing to Japan Monday where the Formula One driver was in intensive care with a serious head injury, after one of the worst crashes the sport has seen in nearly two decades.
Formula One has back-tracked on a planned clampdown on radio and pitboard messages for reasons of fairness but remains determined to end driver `coaching` during races, the world governing body said on Friday.
Formula One`s governing body postponed the bulk of a ban on radio and pit board messages until next season after deciding on Friday that this weekend`s Singapore Grand Prix was too early for teams to adapt to the new restrictions.
The crowd surged to its feet with a gasp as Nicolas Prost`s car struck Nick Heidfeld`s as they battled for first place, sending Heidfeld into a barrier and corkscrewing into the air at the inaugural Formula E electric race in Beijing.
Formula One has banned from next week`s Singapore Grand Prix all radio communications that help improve the performance of the car or driver in a move that could add another twist to the title battle between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
The inaugural Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi remains on track for an October debut despite concern raised by the crisis in Ukraine, according to local promoters and the sport`s governing body.
If Formula One stands on the edge of the unknown, with new technologies and a very different engine to last year, then the start of pre-season testing on Tuesday should at least show what the future sounds like.
Formula One looks set to go ahead with a controversial decision to award double points for the last race of the season after the governing body announced various rule changes on Thursday but not the one many fans had hoped for.
Marussia plan to attend the first pre-season Formula One test in Spain this month and have no concerns about their championship entry being listed as provisional, sporting director Graeme Lowdon said on Monday.
Formula One will award a pole position trophy next year to the driver who qualifies fastest the most times during the season, the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced on Thursday.