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FIA revises ban on radio communications in Formula One

Radio communications regarding a car's performance will not be banned until the 2015 season, Formula One's governing body has announced.

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On Tuesday, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) released a list of banned pit-to-driver transmissions as part of a new technical directive issued to teams.

The instruction stated that messages about performance are in contravention of F1's sporting regulations, which state that a driver must drive the car unaided.

Communications banned under the new directive included coded messages, transmissions about a rival driver's sector times and the level of fuel saving required.

The measures were met with a backlash from drivers and teams alike, who expressed concerns over the impact limiting radio communication from the paddock would have on safety.

And, following a meeting between the FIA and team managers ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, it has been determined that the ban on messages about the car will not come into place until next year, although communication over the driver's performance is immediately prohibited.

An FIA statement read: "The FIA met with team managers in Singapore and decided to delay restricting car performance messages until next season due to the complexity of introducing such a ban at short notice and the potential for significantly differing effects between teams."

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