F1 bosses delay rule publication until October

Michelle Foster


Formula 1 teams and the powers-that-be have agreed to delay the publication of the 2021 regulations until October, following concerns that they are “immature.”

During the Canadian Grand Prix weekend it was revealed that the teams were at odds over a proposal to delay the finalising of the 2021 regulations.

While McLaren chief Zak Brown urged the sport’s bosses to “lock down the future of the sport before it’s too late”, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto stated that the rules are “not mature enough to be voted [on] so I think postponing was the proper decision.”

The FIA invited the teams to their headquarters in Paris to break the deadlock with F1 needing a resolution, and complete agreement on a postponement, or else the rules for 2021 would have to be published at the end of June.

An agreement to delay the rules was reached.

A statement read: “While the FIA Formula 1 World Championship’s key stakeholders feel the core objectives outlined for the future set of regulations have been defined, in the interests of the sport it was agreed that the best outcome will be achieved by using the extra time for further refinement and additional consultation.

“Furthermore, following today’s first meeting featuring the aforementioned stakeholders, a series of additional meetings will be held over the coming months.”

Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg were also present at the meeting after FIA president Jean Todt extended an invitation. They were joined by Grand Prix Drivers’ Association’s Alexander Wurz.

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