The 2022 F1 season will see a number of newly implemented rules and regulations in place to ensure there is a feeling of fair competition on the grid to avoid just the top two teams establishing dominance. The new technical regulations also help brand-new cars designed according to the regulations to be more efficient when overtaking.
In pre-season testing in Bahrain, which ended last week, recently crowned World Champion Max Verstappen was one of the drivers who intentionally drove very close to the car in front of him to see how it affected his Dare. It wasn’t a race to rank, but to see if the new rules actually make it easier to overtake, if you can watch your opponent closely, and if repelling an attack is more or less tricky.
Technical Director of F1, Pat Symonds, believes that one of the objectives of the new regulations, which allow vehicles to drive close together, has been achieved. The British engineer was pleased with the result. Essentially, he thought the entire policy was on track long before he arrived in Bahrain.
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Pat Symonds, who has worked with Benneton and Renault in the past, gathered feedback from all the drivers on the grid during their testing visit to Bahrain. He was keen to see how the newly introduced rules and regulations worked out in favor of drivers, especially midfield teams.
“Everyone who tried it said it was much easier to follow. Albon was the one who gave me the most interesting answer: “I had to reprogram myself. I couldn’t imagine driving so closely behind the car in front.” added the British engineer.
Symonds is looking forward to the first Grand Prix of the 2022 F1 season, which takes place in Bahrain this week. The race takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit in the heart of the Sakhir Desert. Then it will be seen whether chasing and overtaking will work as smoothly as during the tests.
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