UPDATE | Formula 1 denies rumours of postponement of 2022 regulations

13-01-2021 08:59 | Updated: 13-01-2021 10:07
by GPblog.com
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UPDATE | Formula 1 denies rumours of postponement of 2022 regulations

From 2021, Formula 1 was due to enter a new era with completely new technical regulations. However, these were postponed last year by one year due to the coronavirus crisis and now it seems that a longer delay is also possible.

Postponement of the rules

With the arrival of Liberty Media, the focus was on a new future for Formula 1 and for that new future, other cars were needed. The first real change under the leadership of Liberty Media was the new technical regulations, which should ensure that the cars look different and provide better racing.

However, in early 2020 it became clear that these rules would be pushed back. Because of the coronavirus, teams and also Formula 1 itself got into financial problems and that is why there was no extra money available to develop the new cars. However, it now appears that F1 is hesitating about a longer postponement.

Small teams in trouble

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Formula 1 is considering postponing the new rules for one more year due to the outbreak of the British mutation of the virus. With seven of the ten teams based in Britain, they are hugely affected and there are concerns about the financial implications for the teams.

The arrival of the new rules, despite the budget cap, will bring a hefty cost to the teams and small teams such as Haas and Williams could suffer. According to the Italian media, F1, FIA and the teams will sit down in February to assess the situation.

UPDATE 11:00 | Formula 1 denies postponement of regulations

A Formula One spokesman told Autosport.com that there is no question of postponing the 2022 rules. ''Any suggestion the 2022 regulations will be delayed is wrong and has not been discussed. The new regulations are designed to improve competition on track and give our fans closer racing. This combined with the new financial regulations will improve F1 and create a healthier and stronger business model for the whole sport'', the spokesman concludes.

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