Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner expects the new Formula 1 rules to be pushed back by another year and will not apply until 2023. Earlier this month, the new regulations were already moved from 2021 to 2022.
“In my view, it would be totally irresponsible to have to bear all development costs as early as 2021,” said Horner on Tuesday in view of the corona crisis in an interview with the BBC.
“There seems to be reasonable agreement on a shift to 2023, but it has yet to be approved by the FIA. We now need stability. If we know one thing, it’s that changes will come at a cost.”
On March 19, the FIA and Formula 1 already agreed to the teams’ desire to apply the new rules only in 2022. It was determined that the financial restrictions imposed will remain in effect in 2021 and that teams will use this season’s chassis next year.
The new rules must, among other things, make overtaking easier and cars more robust.
FIA is taking more measures
On Tuesday it was announced that the FIA has taken at least more small measures to be able to act more firmly during the corona crisis.
For example, it was determined that rules can be changed if 60 percent of the teams agree, instead of unanimity. It was also decided that changes to the calendar no longer require voting from the teams.
In addition, the engine manufacturers during this period, like the factories of the teams, have to close for three weeks and it has been emphasized once again that the DAS steering system used by Mercedes will not be allowed next year.
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