New guidelines: This is what Formula 1 engineers say / Formula 1

Formula 1 has put loads of effort into creating new guidelines this yr to make the race much more thrilling. With six races left within the season, the query is: is it well worth the effort?


Close fights, overtaking maneuvers and excessive competitors – these in control of Formula 1 needed to realize with the brand new algorithm that got here into pressure this yr. Efforts have been made to introduce a brand new technology of autos. But was it price it?

It took three of the three brightest minds within the paddock to reply that query at Monza. Pierre Vache, technical director of Red Bull Racing, dismissed it instantly: “In our world, you do not suppose like that.” And he defined: “We’re making an attempt to optimize and maximize efficiency throughout the present framework, I’d say.”

Andrew Shovlin, chief engineer of Mercedes, mentioned: “It has change into simpler to observe the opponent. There are some circuits that have been beforehand inconceivable to overhaul, for instance, Budapest. And the competitors there was a bit extra fascinating this yr.”

But the British additionally warn: “If you introduce utterly new guidelines, as on this case, it’s going to have an effect on the stability of energy. Apparently, Red Bull Racing is the clear chief. Thus, the end result of the competitors is extra predictable than on the finish of final yr.

“But it is a small step in the fitting route and it took loads of modifications to make it occur. In my opinion, the excessive hopes that the sphere will come nearer when it comes to productiveness haven’t but been fulfilled,” added the 48-year-old engineer.

Tom McCullough, head of efficiency at Aston Martin, agreed along with his colleagues at Red Bull Racing and Mercedes: “As Pierre mentioned, our job as engineers is to make the automobile as quick as attainable throughout the given rules. The new guidelines have given us extra challenges than all of us anticipated, particularly at first of the yr. So it has been an thrilling, very thrilling yr.”

Championship standing (after 16 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years outdated
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6


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