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fuel and biometric gloves for drivers were two of the changes agreed by
Formula One's ruling body the FIA on Tuesday for the 2019 season.
The new gloves are designed to improve safety and give medical staff a better picture of a driver's condition after accidents.
A sensor detects the pulse rate and amount of oxygen in the blood, and monitors body temperature.
Cars from next season will carry 110kg rather than 105kg of fuel, to
enable teams to "use the engine at full power at all times", the FIA
explained in a statement.
A third tweak for next year involves separating a driver's weight
from that of the car so as not to penalise the heavier members of the
"Discussions will continue on proposals relating to aerodynamics,
with a view to taking a decision by the end of April, once research
being conducted by the FIA, in consultation with the teams, has been
concluded," the statement added.
The changes were agreed after a meeting of F1's strategy group and F1
commission at FIA headquarters in Paris attended by motorsport chief
Jean Todt and F1 boss Chase Carey.
The FIA also presented its proposals for the 2021 power units - a 1.6litre, V6 Turbo Hybrid.
"The FIA Technical Department will now meet with current and
potential power unit manufacturers to discuss in more detail, with a
view to concluding the 2021 regulations by the end of May."