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'Crash between Hamilton and Verstappen wouldn't have happened with 2022 cars'

'Crash between Hamilton and Verstappen wouldn't have happened with 2022 cars'

12 May - 06:57 Last update: 10:27
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Ross Brawn is very satisfied with Formula 1's new regulations. The sport's top technical executive was behind these new regulations and sees that they are providing the desired effect.

Brawn was appointed by Liberty Media to shape the "new F1. The former technical director of Ferrari had to put the new regulations on paper for the future of F1. According to the Brit, he has succeeded quite well, now that tracking other cars is much easier than in previous seasons.

No crash at Silverstone

For example, Brawn maintains Bild that last year cars even suffered from downforce loss when driving side by side. With the current cars, a crash like the one between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at Silverstone would not happen anymore either. The cars are now more controllable.

With the new rules, a lot of new data also becomes available, and with that Brawn immediately thinks back to his former pupil Michael Schumacher. ''This would have suited him. He was always the last person to leave the paddock the night before the race. He sat with engineers for hours looking at data. He would love to analyze this new data with engineers. He would be great in this new era. Michael would have loved the new F1'', concludes Brawn.

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