What to expect from F1's changes in 2019

What to expect from F1's changes in 2019

Will Formula 1 have close, competitive racing in 2019? Which teams are likely to handle the regulation changes best? Will Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton win again? Our resident ex-F1 designer tackles those subjects and more

Will there be closer racing next year thanks to the new rules?

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It's a simple question and the simple answer is that I don't see why anything should change. If any of the big teams don't get their new car right first time then they will spend their way out of it. If a smaller team doesn't get it right then the field could be even more spread out. What we need to remember is that change costs money and at least for a short time it will open up the performance gaps between the teams. Then, as time passes, everyone will gravitate to more or less the same solution and the competitive level will close up.

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