From the time the turbo hybrid motors came with a strict fuel limit, some manufacturers have tried to figure out strategies to improve energy through burning off oil instead of gas.
The FIA quickly cottoned onto what the engine manufacturers were upto, and have made several moves through the years to limit the activity.
Teams currently need to operate with a strict limit of oil ingestion of 0.6 litres per 100km, while for 20-19 further rules were introduced to avoid teams exploiting oil burn qualifying.
In particular, teams can no longer add oil or transfer it out of an auxiliary oil tank into some portion of the lubrication system throughout qualifying.
But with the FIA still feeling that teams are still pushing against the limits too much, it’s going to half of the quantity of oil which may be burned — cutting the enabled ingestion to 0.3 litres per 100km. Teams were notified of the shift over the summertime.
The FIA’s head of single-seater things Nikolas Tombazis states the regulating body is apparent that any use by teams of oil burn as a way of fostering performance isn’t acceptable.
“The regulation states that the sole fuel which may be burned is gas, or so the oil has to be merely a lubricant.
“we all know that there is oil ingestion, however in a few cases which may contribute to the operation, that is not correct.
“We intervened and reduced ingestion to 0.6 kilogram per 100 km, in anticipation of next year we wish to shed even further.
“As it boils to such low ingestion, it becomes evident that there is going to not be a requirement to really have an auxiliary tank in qualifying. So this is the novelty of 20-19.”
Teams are informed that the FIA will base the oil ingestion figure on any certain space recorded as a multiple of a horn — to be certain they are not burning more during specific periods of this occasion.