The FIA World Motor Sport Council have approved the new rules surrounding restarts during wet races, including details agreed with the teams. This won’t be the end of the safety car in wet conditions but we will no longer see the lead driver bunching up the field for a safety car restart as wet standing starts are to be introduced. The aim is to retain the excitement of race starts. Laps behind the safety car when used to restart a wet race will no essentially count as extra formation laps. When race control deems conditions good enough, the cars will line up on the grid again, ready to restart the race proper. All drivers will be required to use the wet weather tyre at this point. Following the safety car into the pits to switch to Intermediate or slick tyres will earn a ten second stop-go penalty. Drivers starting from the pits are allowed to join the formation laps, but don’t have to. That means they’ll have more fuel for the rest of the race, which could be an advantage as they’ll have less need for fuel saving, but the extra weight won’t help. Once the cars return to the grid, those starting from the pits will have to return to the pits. For more Formula One news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula One sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Do you think this will make wet races more exciting? Let us know in the comments below!