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The changes that F1 rejected for 2021

Former Benetton, Renault and Williams technical chief Pat Symonds reveals some of the potential changes that were rejected by Formula 1 for its 2021 rules overhaul.

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In last month's F1 Racing, we considered some of the philosophy behind the 2021 regulation changes and discussed the implementation of the rules that govern aerodynamics. This month we delve deeper into the aero objectives and look at some of the other technical aspects that were considered - not all of which came to fruition.

Starting with the aerodynamics, it's well known that the primary objective is to allow cars to follow each other closely in the hope that this will lead to more natural overtaking opportunities. But how can we implement this?

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