The declaration of the 2021 regulations for the 2021 F1 season and beyond has been pushed out until October.
The upcoming regulations changes for 2021 were supposed to be announced this month but, with little agreement on the direction of those regulations, the decision has been made to postpone the announcement until October. This means that teams will only have around 14 months lead time to prepare for those regulation changes.
A press release from Formula 1 was released on Thursday night saying that, following a meeting with relevant parties in Canada, a meeting was held in Paris with team principals, technical directors and selected drivers (namely Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg and the GPDA’ Alexander Wurz). The release says a unanimous decision was made to defer the regulations until the end of October. This will consist of Technical, Financial and Sporting Regulations.
The release goes on to explain that F1’s key stakeholders feel the core objectives for the new regulations has already been defined, but that ‘the best outcome will be achieved by using the extra time for further refinement and additional consultation.’
Further meetings will thus be held between now and the agreed time.