Date: 18th January 2016 at 9:10am
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8 months ago the Formula One Strategy Group proposed the idea of a return to refuelling.

The strategy group put forward several ideas at the time including, teams being able to select their own two compounds from Pirelli for a Grand Prix weekend, changing the regulations to make the cars look more ‘aggressive’, raising the engine rev limit to 1000 brake horsepower in a bid to increase noise, faster cars via aerodynamic rules changes, wider tyres and reduction of car weight.

The tyre changes were approved and have been introduced for 2016, the ideas behind more aggressive looking cars and aerodynamic rules changes all look set to arrive in 2017.

But refuelling was virtually all but unanimously rejected after further discussions.

But despite its unpopularity, on the point of dull racing and safety, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, FIA president Jean Todt and the six leading teams will discuss the notion once again.

‘We (will) re-address (the subject of) is it right not to have refuelling?’ Todt told the BBC.

One unnamed leading figure within the sport told the BBC: ‘It’s just another boomerang. Many things are canned and then reappear on the agenda. I wouldn’t read too much into it. It’s nonsense.’