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How F1's quick-fix 2019 rules were born

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How F1's quick-fix 2019 rules were born
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Jan 16, 2019, 12:16 PM

Formula 1's 2019 aerodynamic rule changes have been divisive - pushed through too quickly and unlikely to do anything to help overtaking, according to the sceptics. The architects of the revamp explain their logic, and the accelerated process

Another year, another rule change. Given Formula 1's hit-and-miss record for 'improving the show' with new regulations, you'd be forgiven for shrugging your shoulders and asking why the changes to the front and rear wing, brake ducts and bargeboards in 2019 matter, especially given that they will not definitely eliminate the problem of cars not being able to follow each other closely.

But there's a wider context to this year's step that makes it more than just another change, since it's effectively the first manifestation - a preview, if you like - of F1's new approach to tackling its problems.

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Series Formula 1
Author Edd Straw