Low-rake F1 groups warned of guidelines impression final yr
Szafnauer has blamed the rule tweaks for the crew’s lack of competitiveness for the reason that give up of ultimate season, when as Racing Stage it was once a odd podium challenger and took victory within the Sakhir GP.
Racing Stage adopted the Mercedes low-rake principle for its 2020 vehicle and was once dedicated to it for 2021 on account of the chassis freeze and token system, which restricted modifications over the iciness.
The FIA launched a tools of aero modifications, notably enchanting the flooring ahead of the rear wheels, in provide an explanation for to orderly downforce ranges for this season.
Szafnauer believes that the weird pointers deprived the low-rake runners greater than the groups that observe the excessive-rake principle.
Mercedes bounced assist from a terrible take a look at to hold remaining weekend’s Bahrain GP, however the Brackley-essentially primarily based crew has clearly misplaced any income it had over useful rival Purple Bull in 2020.
Aston Martin struggled for tempo for the size of, and might organize solely a tenth house perform via Lance Stroll.
“I am not a conspiracy theorist,” stated Szafnauer. “Nevertheless it actually was once identified remaining yr by the low-rake runners, that this may increasingly presumably have an excellent greater enact than on the excessive-rake runners.
“And we have been acceptable. On the time, the rules have been being made this was once identified.”
Lance Stroll, Aston Martin AMR21
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Szafnauer denied the suggestion that the groups had voted unanimously to strengthen the regulation modifications.
“No. Quantity one, there was once by no method a vote. Quantity two, there was once an indicative vote. In order that was once honest appropriate on the technical underneath committee [working group], that each the technical administrators wanted to have an indicative vote, and three groups voted in opposition to it.
“You have got gotten bought to endure in options solely two groups have a low-rake principle. So even actually one in all many excessive-rake groups voted in opposition to it. So nowhere close to unanimity. And it have not bought even handed on the eight out of 10 rule. Attributable to 3 voted in opposition to.”
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With reference to the crew’s contemporary kind, he added: “In flee stipulations we have been a runt bit extra aggressive than we have been over one lap.
“However in distinction to the maintain we have been honest appropriate a number of months beforehand proper right here, ahead of the regulation swap I imply, we have bought deal of deal of labor to finish.”