Charlie Whiting sat down with this press earlier today to discuss matters of a Sporting and Technical nature, although I've omitted a few of the questions as they didn't seem relevant I have transcribed the rest of the presser here:
Question: In regard to the mapping of the Renault engine is it the same as Hockenheim, or what is it that they are trying to do?
Question: Charlie, we have had a fair amount of controversies over the last few years with Double Diffusers, Hot & Cold Blowing, Flexible Wings, where do you detect right now, critical areas where we might drop into further discussions?
Question: Can you just clarify the reprimand situation? As in 3 reprimands and an exclusion potentially
Question: Could you clarify when a Physiotherapist, is a physiotherapist and when not and also why some of the teams are adamant they'd like to take this decision to the stewards
Question: Could you briefly run through the prcedure in regard to rule changes as there is obviously no sporting working group, no Formula One commission. How does the system work?
Question: Looking to next year, can you sum up the fundamental aero changes in the rules?
Charlie: No, (laughter around the room) With a bit of time I could, but a question like that is quite detailed and frankly I just don't have that information off the top of my head. (Come and see me later and I'll run through it with you, there are too many to give you an accurate answer I'm afraid)
Question: Has a fuel weight for 2014 been decided upon yet?
Question: There was something about KERS in Parc Ferme you were talking to the teams about?
Question: Toward the end of last year you mentioned the possibility of some sort of driver points system for driving infringements. Whats the status of that proposal, Is it done in the water?
Question (Martin Brundle): I think I'm right in saying that throughout the year you get a number of clarifications with the team managers and other methods that then maybe get incorporated into the sporting/technical regulations the next year. Is there any reason why they can't be published so we are really upto date, as certain things we are inaccurate on if we don't know if you've made agreements, just in the same way as you publish the regulations.
Question: On next years rules each driver are allowed to have power units for the year, so if one turbocharger blows, one power units is gone but are you allowed lets say because there is still the engine left and the KERS (ERS) are you allowed to transfer the parts to another engine?
Question (Ted Kravitz): Just one thing on Pit Stops, we're seeing some pretty extreme solutions for achieving very quick pit stops and new ideas in this area. Have you seen anything borderline?