Rule changes

2017 rule changes are listed below

Wet weather starts

In 2017 should a safety car be deemed necessary for the start of a race then rather than a rolling start there after, once the safety car has come in the cars will line up on the grid and start as normal

Helmet liveries

As in 2016 all drivers will be required to keep the same helmet design bar slight changes through out the season, this is to make the drivers more recognisable when in the car.
In 2017 they will however be allowed one race (of their choice) where they can use a different design, they will also be allowed to change designs should they switch teams mid-season.

Engine stockpiling

As of 2017 should a driver use more than one power unit element subject to penalty at a race weekend, only the last of those parts to be fitted may be used again without penalty.

Fixed tyre allocations

Applying to only the first 5 races of the season, all teams will automatically be allocated 2 sets of the hardest, 4 sets of the medium and 7 sets of the softest tyre compound available for each driver. This is because the deadline for normal team selection for these events occurs before pre-season testing.