Still major disagreements to iron out over 2021 rules - Carey

06-06-2019 12:37
by Jake Williams-Smith
Still major disagreements to iron out over 2021 rules - Carey

Formula 1 CEO Chase Carey has admitted that there are still huge details still needing to be sorted between the teams over the 2021 regulations.

While negotiations with race organisers are still ongoing, Liberty Media is still dealing with teams over the new 2021 regulations. While there has been no official announcement made as of yet, Carey insisted that all parties were still details needing to be ironed out between all parties.

“We are making progress in the negotiations,” he told La Presse.

“I think we have laid the groundwork for what we were looking for, and there are already a number of things that have been settled, with the technical regulations in particular. That said, there are still major disagreements between the teams. There are ten teams and each one has a different position to the others.

“It’s impossible to make all of them happy and it’s even likely that they will all be more or less unhappy at the end of the process. The idea is to find the best compromise.”

Carey also admitted that there were races at risk of being dropped for 2020, with new events in Vietnam and the Netherlands replacing two current venues with fears over expanding beyond 21 races being too much for teams.

“I think it’s important to have a little novelty in our calendar, but we do not want to mess things up every year,” he added.

“We are proud to have lasting relationships with many promoters and the goal is to build long-term partnerships.

“As for the number of Grands Prix, we will take our time before increasing that. If we have two new events next season, the number of the events will remain stable.”

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