F1: FIA president Jean Todt calls for the return of refuelling during races
• Move could lead to lighter cars and more overtaking
• Valtteri Bottas quickest in Friday practice for British GP
The president of the FIA, Jean Todt, has said he would like to see a return of in-race refuelling to Formula One as a way to improve the sport. Speaking at Silverstone before this weekend’s British Grand Prix, Todt also insisted that there were various avenues he would like the sport to investigate to improve the show, alongside refuelling, including limiting driver aids and telemetry.
Refuelling was last used in F1 in 2009, before it was removed as a cost saving measure and because pit stops were judged to be taking too long. There was a proposal for it to return in the 2017 season which was ultimately rejected, once again largely as an unnecessary additional cost to the teams.
Source: Formula 1