Motor Racing: Fisa defers rule changes

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The Independent Online
FISA'S world council yesterday found virtue in compromise by confirming the ban on eletronic driver aids but deferring it until 1994. Active suspension and traction control will be banned next year along with the ABS braking system, geometry control and four-wheel steering. Semi-automatic gearboxes will be allowed.

Fisa's decision yesterday was a reversal of a move last month when they antagonised the dominant Williams-Renault and McLaren-Ford teams by attempting restrictions on technology in mid-season. All the Formula One teams agreed at a meeting in Hockenheim, Germany, two weeks ago only to accept technical changes from 1994.

On Monday, FIA, the parent organisation of Fisa, had agreed at its meeting in Paris to study compromise proposals put forward by the Formula One teams.