F1 announced that the proposed 2021 changes will now come into play, despite suggestion they may be delayed.
The redesigned cars will see a massive reduction in ‘dirty air’ allowing for drivers to race closer together, and with new financial measures, there will be an equal playing field in terms of team spending.
As much as I would like to believe this will change the face of F1 I have concerns that, in reality, things won’t really be different.
F1 is just as much a battle on the drawing board, and in the factories, as it is out on track. Over the years the champions, and dominating forces, have found a loophole and exploited it. Although the new regulations look to reduce the number of loopholes that could be explored, I believe that you can’t stop some of the brightest minds in engineering from creatively interpreting the ruleset.
The sport will always have those at the front and those at the back, that’s just the nature of the game. Although these rules might flip that, or reduce the gap between top and tail, I don’t think we will ever be able to manufacture a style of F1 that is as much a lottery as the current fanbase, and Liberty Media, want.
But I’m ready to be proven wrong…