Low-rake F1 groups warned of guidelines impression final yr
Szafnauer has blamed the rule tweaks for the personnel’s lack of competitiveness for the rationale that finish of final season, when as Racing Level it grew to become as soon as a customary podium challenger and took victory within the Sakhir GP.
Racing Level adopted the Mercedes low-rake perception for its 2020 car and have become as soon as dedicated to it for 2021 consequently of the chassis freeze and token system, which restricted changes over the frosty local weather.
The FIA launched a tools of aero changes, critically animated the underside forward of the rear wheels, in expose to absolute most life like downforce phases for this season.
Szafnauer believes that the unique strategies deprived the low-rake runners additional than the teams that apply the excessive-rake perception.
Mercedes bounced again from a sad examine to make use of closing weekend’s Bahrain GP, nonetheless the Brackley-based principally personnel has clearly misplaced any earnings it had over foremost rival Purple Bull in 2020.
Aston Martin struggled for run throughout, and can deal with handiest a tenth predicament attain by Lance Stroll.
“I am not a conspiracy theorist,” acknowledged Szafnauer. “Nevertheless it with out a doubt grew to become as soon as identified closing twelve months by the low-rake runners, that this is ready to preserve a good larger perform than on the excessive-rake runners.
“And we preserve been upright. On the time, the rules preserve been being made this grew to become as soon as identified.”
Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21
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Szafnauer denied the recommendation that the teams had voted unanimously to reinforce the regulation changes.
“No. Amount 1, there grew to become as soon as by no means a vote. Amount two, there grew to become as soon as an indicative vote. In order that grew to become as soon as lawful on the technical under committee [working group], that every the technical administrators wanted to take care of an indicative vote, and three teams voted in opposition to it.
“That you just simply may perhaps maybe presumably presumably preserve obtained to recollect handiest two teams preserve a low-rake perception. So even undoubtedly one among many excessive-rake teams voted in opposition to it. So nowhere shut to unanimity. And it should not preserve even handed on the eight out of 10 rule. Due to three voted in opposition to.”
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Regarding the personnel’s uncommon kind, he added: “In hurry stipulations we preserve been a bit additional aggressive than we preserve been over one lap.
“Nevertheless in comparison with the place we preserve been lawful a few months in the past proper right here, forward of the regulation change I imply, we preserve obtained loads of loads of work to attain.”