Brown doubts one team will dominate in 2022


McLaren boss Zak Brown has said he doesn’t expect a single team to hold a huge advantage when new regulations are introduced in Formula 1.

Formula 1 will introduce revised technical regulations this year, designed to improve racing and create a more level playing field, with top personalities having worked on the rules for several years.

In previous regulatory resets, one team gained a competitive advantage, most notably in 2014 when Mercedes mastered the new turbo hybrid power units.

But Brown doesn’t expect such a repeat, even if a team finds a minor advantage.

“I would be very surprised if next year was a boring campaign with the new cars,” he said.

“I think we will have winners and losers, surprises. I would be surprised if there was domination.

“You could have a team that maybe is dominant for a little while like Brawn was when they discovered something in 2009.

“But I think with the cost caps in place, you can feel the strain that is put on the teams, when you stop developing the car at the expense of [2022]. “

Brown is optimistic that the framework in place means multiple teams can fight for the title until the end of the season in November.

“I would be surprised if the peloton didn’t continue to move closer,” he said.

“Hopefully we will go to Abu Dhabi with 3-4 cars competing for the championship, I think that’s the ultimate goal.

“I think it’s been a spectacular year across the grid and hopefully what has been put in place with the new car designs, the new aero package, that what we’ve seen now is just a taste of the future. “


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