In motorsports, homologation is an approval process requiring a vehicle, a race track, or a standardised part to be certified to have met the regulations. 

In Formula 1, a select number of parts are homologated to keep the field competitive and prevent the richer teams from developing ahead of their competition. 

As an example, in 2021 the chassis was homologated with a reported saving of 1.7million euros for each team. 


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan