Brown calls for F1 to speed up 2021 decision

Date published: August 22 2019

Zak Brown tells F1 to hurry up and decide on 2021 rules.

Zak Brown has said that F1 need to “get on with” deciding the rules for 2021 rather than waiting for each team to be happy.

The deadline for confirming the new rules was recently pushed back to October as the teams failed to unanimously agree, but Brown doesn’t see this changing.

“We’re talking about the same issue time and time again,” he said as per RaceFans.net.

“Very little progress is made because all the teams have stated their position, and that’s not going to change.

“So it seems like we revisit the same issues that the various teams have and so I think at this point Formula 1 and the FIA just need to make the decision and get on with it because I don’t think they’re going to hear anything new from the teams at the next Strategy Group meeting or the following Strategy Group meeting that they haven’t heard for the last 12 months.

“The idea, and you guys [the media] all know this as well as anyone, that the 10 teams are somehow going to converge for the first time in the history of Formula 1 in the next three months is just not going to happen. I think it’s just time to get the show on the road.”

The team did come to an agreement on financial regulations in June with a budget cap agreed, but Brown says McLaren wanted to do so on the technical regulations too.

“Ultimately we went with the flow the best of the sport,” Brown added.

“I would have been happy to lock down the regulations in June because I’m of the opinion [that] we’ll make some progress between June and October but I don’t think we’ll make substantial change.”

“You’re never going to end up with perfect rules. You’re going to have to modify along the way anyway. And so I don’t think this extra five months that we have is going to make that much different.

“I think we’ll be arm-wrestling on October 30th just like we were on June 20th or whatever the date is.”

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