Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn is pleased with how the 2021 regulations were received by fans, saying there is “no turning back” for the sport’s planned revolution.

F1 formally announced its overhaul of the technical and sporting regulations for 2021 in Austin last week, making changes in a bid to create a closer on-track spectacle and to make the sport more exciting for fans to watch.

New financial regulations will also be introduced for the first time to aid F1’s sustainability moving forward, centering around a budget cap that will be in force from 2021.

Writing in his post-race media pass following the United States Grand Prix, Brawn explained how F1 had looked to place fans at the forefront of its thinking with the changes.

“Too often in the past, rule changes have been effected as a knee-jerk reaction to temporary issues and with a short-term approach,” Brawn said.

“This time, the methodology has been very different. These rules have been thought out, studied and defined in a truly holistic manner, taking into account what the fans want, because at the end of the day, they are the sport’s most important stakeholders and the baseline for all we do.

“You can have the best drivers, the fastest and most technologically advanced cars and the most beautiful and demanding race tracks, but if the fans aren’t interested then you are going nowhere.”

While Brawn said there was still work to do in making the final tweaks to the regulations, he was pleased with how the initial unveiling had gone down.

“We are pleased with how the regulations were received, especially by the fans,” Brawn said.

“We are also aware that there is still a lot of work to do in the coming months to fine tune and adjust the rules where necessary before the start of the 2021 season.

“In the meantime, everyone can start to work on building the new Formula 1, starting from a defined and agreed base. There is no turning back.”

 

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