could implement a further delay to the proposed new regulations as part of additional
cost-cutting measures, according to Red Bull boss Christian Horner.
Formula 1 was
set to introduce a wide range of changes to the sporting and technical
regulations for 2021.
outbreak and spread of the coronavirus pandemic led to a unanimous agreement to
defer the introduction of the regulations until 2022.
cap, set at $175m, will remain in place for 2021, while the current chassis
will be retained next season.
development of the 2022 cars is outlawed until the start of 2021.
In an interview with the BBC, Horner outlined that teams are largely in agreement that another delay to the new regulations is the preferred option.
most fundamental and important thing is taking away the necessity to spend in
order to be competitive,” said Horner.
“So, [we will be] freezing parts of the car [development]. The monocoque’s already agreed. We’re looking at front suspension, uprights, wheels, all the associated parts for that, gearbox internals, probably 60 per cent of the car other than its aerodynamic surfaces and that being frozen for this year and next year.
“We’re also talking about pushing back a further year the new
regulations, because in my mind it would be totally irresponsible to have the
burden of development costs in 2021.
“There seems to be reasonable agreement but it needs ratifying by the
FIA to push back those development costs into 2022 for introduction in the 2023
“The most important thing we need now is stability.
“Because the one thing we know is that whenever you introduce change you
introduce cost, and stability right now and locking down as much of the car as
possible is the most responsible way to drive those cost drivers down.”
The 2020 season will not begin until at least mid-June, with
all events through then postponed or, in the case of Monaco, cancelled altogether.