Formula One followers are seeing the advantages of this yr’s value cap and the brand new rules coming for 2022, the game’s managing director Ross Brawn stated on Tuesday with the championship battle on a knife-edge.
Mercedes’ seven instances champion Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen have traded the lead repeatedly since March with the latter solely six factors clear after 16 of the scheduled 22 rounds.
Four groups and 6 drivers have gained races thus far, though Verstappen has gained seven and Hamilton 5.
“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,” stated Brawn in a column for the www.formula1.com web site.
“There is not any capability for a crew to pour huge useful resource right into a championship and attempt to run away with it. The assets at the moment are restricted and the groups are additionally targeted on subsequent yr’s head automobile, which is requiring lots of time and useful resource.
“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. It’s pleasing to see the way things are developing.”
Mercedes, winners of the previous seven drivers’ and constructors’ championships, stated in June that improvement on this yr’s automobile had stopped with the crew specializing in main adjustments for subsequent season.
The champions have been 40 factors behind Red Bull after eight races however at the moment are 36 in entrance. The $145 million price range cap launched this season is about to drop to $135 million in 2023. Red Bull boss Christian
Horner informed reporters after Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix that the number of winners had been an important function of the season — with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo amongst them. “It seems a shame to change it for next year, really,” he added.
Brawn disagreed, saying there remained underlying issues to resolve with vehicles nonetheless struggling to observe one another carefully. “This weekend I heard some comments around whether the 2022 regulation changes are needed given we’re currently enjoying such a golden season,” he stated.
“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.”