Zero tolerance over Formula 1’s 2014 fuel limit rules

Formula 1 teams will be given no degree of tolerance over the 100kg fuel limit this year, the FIA has warned.

Ahead of the first race under F1’s new efficiency regulations, there is great uncertainty about just how close to the limits teams may get in the Australian Grand Prix.

But F1 race director Charlie Whiting has made it clear that teams that step even marginally over the 100kg limit allowed from race start to chequered flag face disqualification.

“The 100kg is the maximum and, if they go over, they have exceeded the limit and there is no tolerance,” explained Whiting.

“We are confident of the [fuel flow measuring] meter’s accuracy. It will always be correlated with data we have from injectors to make sure there is not a wide divergence, but from what we have seen so far that will not be the case.”

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