Steiner: Teams need clarity on 2021 regulation changes

21-03-2019 17:24
by Bobby Vincent
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Steiner: Teams need clarity on 2021 regulation changes

Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner has said the Formula 1 teams need clarity on the plans for the championship's 2021 regulation changes.

Next Tuesday in London, there will be a Strategy Group meeting, where ideas will be talked about and voted on by Formula 1, the FIA and the top six teams on the grid.

This will then be followed by a meeting of the F1 commission, where stakeholders can get the chance to vote.

FIA president Jean Todt has revealed that there has been some progress on the 2021 regulations, but didn't give too much details away. But at the meetings, more will become apparent.

"We need clarity, because there is a lot of talk going on," Steiner said to Motorsport.com. "I think now Chase (Carey, F1 CEO) is ready to present something to us, and let's see what he presents, and go from there.

"I don't know what is in there. We all talk between each other's backs, so I don't know in the end what F1 has come up with."

Steiner was then asked whether it was frustrating having to wait to find out all of the details, and replied: "I don't know if 'frustrating' is the right word. We need to get to the point where we know what is going to happen in the future, otherwise we cannot run our business.

"You cannot start to develop if you have no technical regulations. For us, everything starts at least a year or 18 months early. Now we are only 21 months away from that season.

"So you haven't got a lot of time left. I think they realise that, and that's why they've said, 'We need to come out with something'.

"But there are a lot of things, the governance, the budget-cap, the technical regulations. If we get it all done in one meeting, good for us. Yeah, good luck."

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