Horner doubts the new 2019 rules will change Formula 1

05-02-2019 17:03
by Louis Shaw
Horner doubts the new 2019 rules will change Formula 1

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said that the 2019 rule changes are expensive and suggests that they won't change anything. 

The 2019 rule changes are the first steps to radically change Formula 1 by the year 2021. The idea of the changes is to improve overtaking by 20%, a percentage given by Ross Brawn. However, some teams are not happy about the changes. 

Motorsport.com asked Christian Horner what changes the rules would bring to Formula 1:

“I don’t think it will change at all.

“From what we see, the characteristics of the car are slightly different in different areas of the track, but in terms of following each other closely, I don’t think it is going to make any difference whatsoever.

“But, what I think will happen in the early part of the year, is that some people will have got it right, and some people won’t. Then, the development and evolution you have will be on probably quite a steep development graph over the first three or four months of the year.”

“They have cherry-picked something in isolation off a future concept for 2021 and rushed it through onto the current car.

“Like with all these things, there is no silver bullet. It has to be everything working in harmony with everything else. 

"Just taking a front wing and saying that will make racing better, it is quite a naive and ultimately expensive approach. And of course, the burden of that expense is on the teams.”


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