“To assist the race director in the decision making process, a virtual race control room will be created alike the video assistant referee VAR in football,” FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem confirmed.
“It will be positioned in one of the FIA offices as a backup outside the circuit and real time connection with the FIA F1 race director.
“It will help to apply the sporting regulations using the most modern technological tools.
“Secondly, direct radio communications during the race currently broadcast live by all TVs will be removed in order to protect the race director from any pressure and allow him to take decisions peacefully. It will be still possible to ask questions to the race director according to a well defined and non-intrusive process.”
Safety car unlapping procedures will also undergo assessment ahead of the 2022 season. Official plans are yet to be confirmed but the current rules will be re-examined by the F1 Sporting Advisory Committee before being presented at the next meeting of the F1 Commission, which includes officials, team bosses and race promoters, ahead of the new season.