F1's prescriptive 2021 rules will only cause design convergence

F1's prescriptive 2021 rules will only cause design convergence

OPINION: Our resident technical director has cast his eye over the 2021 rules that were revealed at the US GP. While he likes the initial concept, he fears its restrictive nature will lead to convergence of car design - not a potential boost in overtaking

On track, the United States Grand Prix was all about Lewis Hamilton securing his sixth world championship. But what happened off-track was also significant, with the 2021 regulations rubber-stamped by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council and presented to the world last Thursday.

I suppose it's good to see that Formula 1 can meet its deadlines. With FOM and the FIA working closely over the last year or so, they have finally released the detailed technical, sporting and financial regulations for 2021 to hit the end-of-October deadline.

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