Mercedes considers the 2021 F1 rules to be “an early Christmas present”

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Mercedes’ technical director James Allison talks about “the biggest reform” in his 29-year long Formula 1 career.

Formula 1 is set to undertake a massive overhaul in 2021. New technical and sporting rules are going into effect after 2020 and Mercedes’ James Allison gives his opinion about the change.

“It’s definitely the biggest reform in my 29 years [in Formula 1],” said Allison.

“Massive changes mean a massive challenge. That’s how you have to see it as an engineer, as an opportunity instead of a risk.

“The rules were written the way they were written for a reason. As a team, we are only there to build the fastest possible racing car out of it.

“We consider it an early Christmas present.”

The new rules are tought to put more restrictions on the teams in terms of car development, but Allison doesn’t see it that way.

“It’s not like there’s less freedom, the freedom is just different,” explained the Brit.

“There will be areas where there is more freedom or areas that may not have achieved as much lap time in the past, but will in the future.”

Source: Auto Motor und Sport

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