Zak Brown revealed the “ultimate goal” F1 and the teams participating F1 has to set for 2022 with the new regulations on the horizon.
F1 will welcome a new directive of regulations in the coming season. The technical regulations focus on aero matters, with overtaking set to become easier. This will be done by modified aerodynamics that will allow cars to race closer to each other and reduce the gaps between the teams.
This shift away from the rules of old could see some surprises in the 2022 tier list. It promises to be a shaking of the system, something the McLaren CEO is excited about.
Brown revealed the “ultimate goal” F1 and the teams participating F1 has to set for 2022 with the new regulations on the horizon.
“I think we’ll get some winners and losers and some surprises,” he said, as quoted by RaceFans.
“I’d be surprised if there was dominance. You could get a team who’s maybe dominant for a small period of time, like Brawn was when they figured out something in 2009.
Even playing field
“I think with the cost cap now in place, you can feel the tension that’s put on the teams of when you stop developing this car at the expense of next year, et cetera,” the American continued.
“So I’d be surprised if the field didn’t continue to get closer.
“My hopes are that we go into Abu Dhabi this year with three or four cars that can compete for the championship. I think that’s the ultimate goal.”
McLaren finished fourth in the Constructors’ Championship last season, losing out to Ferrari in the second half. However, the signs were all there for a positive 2022, and that is exactly what they were targeting.