Oh man! It’s still early, and these changes have to go through 2 more groups for approval, but talk about good news! Here’s the info from the BBC news site…


Formula 1 bosses have agreed to bring back refueling in 2017 as part of a range of measures aimed at making the sport more exciting.

There will also be higher revving and louder engines and changes aimed at making cars “five to six seconds a lap faster”, governing body the FIA said.

For 2016, bosses have approved a plan to allow teams free choice of the four available tire compounds for each race.

The changes still need to be approved by two further legislative stages.

The changes were agreed on Thursday at a meeting of the F1 strategy group, which comprises FIA president Jean Todt, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone and the Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull, Williams and Force India teams. The engine manufacturers were also represented at the meeting.

The FIA statement added that a “comprehensive proposal to ensure the sustainability of the sport has emerged”.

This, it said, would be refined by the teams in the coming weeks.

Here’s the full article