FIA insists there will be a level playing field in 2022 – “Should be easier to follow another car”

The FIA insisted that there will be a level playing field in 2022, with the gap between the fastest and slowest cars set to be halved.

F1 will introduce new regulations in 2022. They will be focused on ground effect aerodynamics with an emphasis on generating more downforce. This will allow cars to follow each other more closely as well as overtake with greater ease.

This is the first year of the new regulations, so there will be scope for improvement. However, the upcoming years will provide the opportunity to iron out those hitches, something the higher-ups are happy about.

The FIA insisted that there will be a level playing field in 2022, with the gap between the fastest and slowest cars set to be halved.

As quoted by motorsportweek, FIA Technical Head of Single Seaters Nikolas Tombazis said, “It is hard to imagine that we can beat (last) season in the first year of the new formula.

“But it is important that we achieve the two goals that we have set ourselves. The field should be closer together and it should be easier to follow another car.

FIA: Gap between fastest and slowest team will be halved in 2022
The 2022 season promises to be revolutionary. Source: motorsportweek.com

“At the moment about three seconds separate first to last. We hope that by the end of 2022 it will only be one and a half seconds.”

Adaptation

“The cars will quickly adjust when it becomes clear what works and what doesn’t,” he added.

“The goals (in 2009) were correct. The basic measures too. The mistake was that the teams were given too much freedom. That is why the goals were missed in the end.

“I expect adjustments over the course of the season if things don’t work out as intended.”

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