“Chance to Re-assess”: Ross Brawn Wants F1 to Reopen Discussion of 2022 Rule Changes

June 22, 2020 11:20 pm

Earlier this year, In March, the FIA had decided to postpone the introduction of the new technical regulations from 2021 to 2022. However, despite gaining full approval of the new rules and regulations, from all teams, F1 managing director, Ross Brawn is not satisfied. Brawn feels that there is still some work to do in terms of refining the rules and regulations.

Ross Brawn thinks the postponement of regulations gives F1 the time to refine them

Ross Brawn

Motorsport.com interviewed the Formula One managing director, Ross Brawn. Brawn said, “I think we could look at the regulations going forward based on what we’ve learned. One interesting aspect is this year of extra time. It’s given us the chance to re-assess some of the areas that the teams were concerned with regarding the new regulations.”

We’re not going to waste that time – it will be foolish to sit on our hands for 12 months. So why not refine the design of the 2022 car while we’ve got the opportunity. It’s not big changes. It’s things that people have highlighted where there’s an ambiguity, or they can see ways of getting around the objective of the regulations, or not achieving the objective of the regulations. We’re going to use those 12 months to refine it. We’re going to look at the lessons learned from this (2020-21) process and see whether they might be applied.”

Essentially, what Brawn means to say is that they want to fix all the loopholes in the new regulations. Racing Point have already found a loophole and intends to make full use of it. Since Racing Point uses numerous parts like the gearbox and suspension from the previous year’s Mercedes car, they will be able to develop their car while other teams remain frozen. This is because the part would already be homologated when Mercedes used it the previous year. However, If the FIA refines the regulations then they can close this loophole. It will thus prevent Racing Point from gaining undue advantage over its rivals.



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Ronan Carvalho

Ronan Carvalho is an F1 writer for EssentiallySports, he is an F1 enthusiast and a big fan of Kimi Raikkonen. Ronan is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in BMM at St Xavier's College (Mumbai).

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