Formula 1 cars will be subject to deeper random checks in 2021, with the FIA outlining its plans to thoroughly analyse one car after each race.
Formula 1 cars must undergo rigorous checks throughout grand prix weekends with Technical Delegate Jo Bauer overseeing the various procedures.
Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix, which opens the new campaign, a bulletin was issued outlining the new protocol.
“In order to complete deeper technical checks of the cars in the championship, the technical delegate will routinely and randomly select one car at each event following the race for deeper disassembly, conformity checks and checks of software and systems,” read an FIA update.
“Additional checks may also be carried out on the competitor’s other car.”
In the event of any irregularity being discovered then Bauer will publish a report and allow the stewards to take appropriate action.
This includes potentially impounding and sealing any relevant parts and information that may be required.
The additional checks will not replace the FIA’s usual routine carried out at Formula 1 race weekends.
It was emphasised that “while this is a new procedure in Formula 1 it is routinely carried out in other FIA World Championships and competitions.”