Horner: ‘Boris is closer to a deal than we are’

Date published: October 13 2019

Christian Horner believes the Formula 1 calendar is at tipping point, Toto Wolff isn't so sure.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner reckons Boris Johnson is closer to securing a Brexit deal than Formula 1 is with their 2021 regulations.

Both the current Brexit and 2021 regulation deadlines share the same date of October 31, leading to inevitable comparisons between the two and how they will impact on their respective futures.

Auto Motor und Sport reported a rather bleak update on Formula 1’s plans for 2021, with teams holding an internal vote on the proposed 2021 technical regulation changes.

Currently, only fours teams, Renault, Alfa Romeo, McLaren and Williams are in favour of the changes and the other six teams would rather keep the current cars.

That report appears to correlate with what Horner said to Sky Sports F1 ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

“I think Boris Johnson is closer to a deal than we are,” Horner said.

“It’s moving in the right direction slowly. There were some constructive talks over the course of the weekend and we have got the meeting on Wednesday [in Paris].

“That’s another crunch meeting, but generally things are converging and ground is being given on both sides.

“Hopefully by the end of the month we can reach a set of sensible regulations.”

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