A single, control-spec Engine Control Unit (ECU) for all competitors, "manufactured by an FIA designated supplier to an agreed specification."
Standard gearboxes fitted with common parts for all cars - with control to be via a driver-operated clutch pedal and gearshift similar to those of a conventional road car.
Revised bodywork to reduce downforce by approximately 90 percent while allowing cars a wider track.
Tyres supplied by a single manufacturer to all teams, the reintroduction of slick tyres and larger wheels - plus a ban on tyre-heating devices.
A "minimum specified" centre-of-gravity for every Formula One chassis and improved impact testing.
Standard brakes for all competitors to reduce development costs.
Greater control over which materials can be used for the construction of a car's bodywork.
The compulsory installation of a starter motor.
A ban on spare cars, with only spare chassis permitted at events.
A limit on testing to a maximum of 30,000km per team per year.
The right for a team to buy a complete car or any part of a car from another constructor, with "further discussion" over how this would effect the award of Constructors' Championship points.
Stroustrup: Well, one day, when I was sitting in my office, I thought 'I wonder what would happen, if there were a language so complicated, so difficult to learn, that nobody would ever be able to swamp the market with programmers ?
Interviewer: I don't believe you said that...
Stroustrup: Well, it's been long enough, now, and I believe most people
have figured out for themselves that C++ is a waste of time but,
I must say, it's taken them a lot longer than I thought it would.
Interviewer: Yes, but C++ is basically a sound language.
Stroustrup: You really believe that, don't you? Have you ever sat down and worked on a C++ project?
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