In case you haven't heard, there were some controversial changes to the Formula One rulebook made recently, adding things like double points for the season-ending race and the ability for each driver to choose their own number (previously, a driver's finishing position in the previous season was used).

The new rules have been met with some degree of disdain, though, and have led a number of sources to come up with their own satirical additions to the F1 rules. Lotus F1, which has one of the cheekier Twitter presences in the sport, has come up with 18 additional rules it thinks would add to the sport.

While some of them make a fair amount of sense, like rule nine ("The team who designs the ugliest car of the season will be deducted 15 percent of their final points tally"), the rest are certainly on the silly side of things. For example, Lotus proposes that drivers aren't fined for doing donuts after a victory, but it does suggest drivers will need to eat the same number of donuts during the course of the post-race press conferences.

Lotus also suggests that any driver named "Sebastian Vettel" complete their own pit stops, without help from mechanics, and that "loophole exploiting devices can only be used if they have a cool name." We've posted the entire list below, so scroll down and let us know what your favorites are, as well as what you think should be added.
Lotus F1 Rule Changes


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      x19x19
      • 1 Year Ago
      #19. Any driver running over Bernie Ecclestone in the pit lane will be awarded 25 bonus points..
        Tom Winch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @x19x19
        And any driver running over Bernie during the last race weekend in Abu Dhabi will be awarded double (50) bonus points.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 1 Year Ago
      *snerk* Ok, yeah, that was pretty good. Damn shame they lost Kimi... maybe they should have, I dunno, paid him or something.
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Any team not paying their drivers will be required to substitute said drivers with Bernie Ecclestone and Eddie Jordan for the final 3 races of the Grand Prix season.
      Rob Cook
      • 1 Year Ago
      #3 -- Massa would need a personal assistant just to keep slapping him!
      Phlegming Liberal
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like to amend #3: Any driver replying with "for sure" and/or "massive" to any press personnel will be slapped. Every time.
      sloturbo
      • 1 Year Ago
      My vote is for #11. LEGO
      Pj Taintz
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is pretty good cant lie
      mylexicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Snarknado
      OSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      God when will this winter end and racing start to give you guys something to do?-OSO
      kimidam
      • 1 Year Ago
      I absolutely loathe Lotus for the insane levels of stupidity this year but this list was funny! Maybe this time they had some help from the FIA, with their own silly rules released yesterday... Anyway, good to know Lotus didn't talk/show animals making out...
      Lisa Evans
      • 1 Year Ago
      Got 2 b number 18 id personally buy it myself :)