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Has F1 'jumped too early' with 2019 changes?

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Has F1 'jumped too early' with 2019 changes?
Adam Cooper
By: Adam Cooper
Dec 3, 2018, 11:17 AM

A raft of changes for the 2019 Formula 1 aerodynamic rules will mean next year's cars look quite different to this year's challengers. It's all designed to improve overtaking, but questions are already being raised over the full impact of the new rules.

When the 2019 aerodynamic changes for next year's Formula 1 technical regulations were fast-tracked through the FIA system just before the April 30 deadline, it was a rare example of time constraints focusing everyone's attention.

A laudable desire to boost overtaking by enabling cars to follow each other more closely meant the governing body, F1 and the teams worked together - first to test the theory, and then to get it voted into the regulations. Not all the teams were convinced, but unanimity was not required.

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Author Adam Cooper