'New Formula 1 rules will bring more wheel-to-wheel action'

12-10-2021 11:39 | Updated: 12-10-2021 14:32
by GPblog.com
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'New Formula 1 rules will bring more wheel-to-wheel action'

Next year is the big year: the new regulations will be applied in Formula 1. However, there are now more and more concerns about the implementation of these new rules, as the field is already much closer together than ever. Ross Brawn, general manager of Formula 1, doesn't feel that the rules shouldn't be implemented all of a sudden.

The new technical rules and cost cap were conceived at a time when Mercedes dominated Formula 1 so that the teams could get closer together again. Despite the teams already being closer together this season, Brawn thinks the new rules should just be there.

"I think that fails to understand the fact that while the championship is thrilling this year the cars still struggle to follow each other closely and create overtaking opportunities. While the 2022 rules won’t change the situation overnight I think they are a much better platform to improve the racing on the track and I’m sure that once the new rules have settled down, we will see some incredible races and championships in the future, with even more wheel-to-wheel action," said the Brit in his column for Formula 1.

More action on track

The fierce title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton is already making this Formula One season a great one for many fans. Ross Brawn, too, feels that Formula 1 has been truly blessed by such a good season and therefore believes that the new regulations will only make this happen more often.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the cost cap and the rules changes that were implemented are having a positive impact on the closeness and intensity of the championship. There is no capacity for a team to pour massive resource into a championship and try and run away with it. The resources are now limited and the teams are also focused on next year’s car, which is requiring a lot of time and resource."

With the new regulations, the best team will win not because of a bigger budget, but rather because of their talents. "We still want a meritocracy. We still want the best team to win. But we don’t want them to win by a country mile simply because they’ve got a bigger budget than anyone else."

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