The FIA has announced that electronically-operated jacks used in the pit lane are no longer permitted, meaning mechanics of all teams are now obliged to lift cars in the traditional, more physical manner.

Attempting to lower the overall running costs in the sport as much as possible, it has banned any non-manual jacks in the 2010 sporting regulations, which were released on Friday.

"Powered devices which assist in lifting any part of a car are forbidden in the pit lane during a race," reads Article 23.1 c).

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