Aston Martin boss Lawrence Stroll says “it’s no coincidence that all of a sudden Mercedes has to fight for a world championship that they won effortlessly in previous years”.
It’s been said on numerous occasions that the 2021 F1 regulation changes negatively impacted low-rake cars like Mercedes and Aston Martin, while high-rake cars like Red Bull and Ferrari benefited.
Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll says “it is no coincidence”.
“It’s a very controversial year with the aerodynamics rules because of the cut in the bottom,” Stroll told Motorsport-Total.com.
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“I think everyone is smart enough to figure out through their own simulations and calculations that the two cars with a low slope – us and Mercedes – lost about a second per lap.
“It’s no coincidence that all of a sudden Mercedes has to fight for a world championship that they won effortlessly in previous years.
“Unfortunately, the same thing happened to us with the changes in the regulations. I don’t want to go into more detail about why they changed the rules, but it affected us and Mercedes.
“I think that’s the reason for the weaker performance this year”, concluded the Canadian.