"Driver feedback has suggested that there has been reduced visibility in extremely wet conditions with this latest generation of cars, which is a key determinant on starting, or needing to suspend sessions," said the FIA following the meeting last November.
"Therefore, the FIA commenced a study to define a package of parts aiming to suppress the spray generated when running in wet conditions."
The FIA's single-seater director Nikolas Tombazis said in December that he does not want to see the new arches used in any wet condition and stresses they should only be reserved for the wettest weather.
"We only think it's going to be something that gets used on a couple of occasions a year, maybe three, that sort of thing," he outlined.
"We don't want it to be that every time there's a drop of rain, then suddenly you have to fit these things."
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