The FIA World Motor Sport Council has passed a package of changes for 2015. The most controversial is the move to standing starts after safety car periods, although these will not take place close to the start or finish of the race.
The ban on tire warmers scheduled for 2015 has been abandoned, while there is a cut back on in-season testing, as teams found that the four sessions planned for this year were too expensive and logistically challenging. There will now be two sessions.
The last date at which the sporting and technical regulations can be changed without unanimous agreement has been changed from June 30 to March 1 each year, starting from 2015.