Refueling set to Return to F1 in 2017 By: S. Harding, Sport Reporter May 19, 2015
Formula 1 bosses have agreed to bring back refuelling in 2017 as part of a range of measures aimed at making the sport more exciting.
There will also be higher revving and louder engines and changes aimed at making cars "five to six seconds a lap faster", governing body the FIA said.
Bosses have also approved a plan for 2016, to allow teams free choice of the four available tyre compounds for each race.
The changes still need to be approved by two further legislative stages.
The changes were agreed last Thursday at a meeting of the F1 strategy group, which comprises FIA president Jean Todt, commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone and the Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Red Bull, Williams and Force India teams. The engine manufacturers were also represented at the meeting.
The FIA statement added that a "comprehensive proposal to ensure the sustainability of the sport has emerged".
The engine rules, which saw the introduction of turbo hybrid engines and a fuel restriction last year, will remain the same.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said: "We discussed many topics. Refuelling was banned because of cost and because the pit stops were taking too long. But we want to re-explore it and see if we can make pit stops for fuel and tyres happen in the same time it takes to change the tyres now - two to three seconds.