Racing Level to base 2021 F1 automobile design round Mercedes-style rear-end
Racing Level is ready to base its 2021 Components 1 automobile design round a Mercedes-style rear suspension.
The Silverstone-based outfit, which presently holds third place within the constructors’ championship, has not too long ago launched a number of latest upgrades to its controversial RP20, which has been influenced by Mercedes’ 2019 W10.
Current updates have included a sizeable aerodynamic improve at Mugello, in addition to additional adjustments to the rear suspension to supply extra flexibility and better choices regarding set-up.
Racing Level is but to introduce a full rear suspension improve that mirrors the design of Mercedes’ present challenger, however Inexperienced confirmed that the W11-inspired rear-end is “what we’re designing subsequent 12 months’s automobile round”.
“It’s an improve to 2020 suspension, it’s not an improve to 2021,” Inexperienced mentioned on the Eifel Grand Prix. “What we’re working now could be 2019.
“What they wish to do is penalise us and hold us working two-year outdated elements quite than convey us updated.
“It’s not like we’re getting a bonus and bringing 2021 elements to the automobile. It’s solely bringing it as much as the identical as they’ve acquired now.”
Groups presently utilizing 2019 unlisted buyer elements can improve them to 2020-spec for subsequent 12 months with out having to deploy tokens launched to rein in improvement.
The FIA’s determination to not drop the brand new rule has angered some groups who’re pissed off that Racing Level and AlphaTauri will successfully get ‘free’ upgrades for his or her respective 2021 automobiles as a result of loophole.
“The principles enable us to do it,” Inexperienced defined. “We’ve cleared it with the FIA, they haven’t any downside with us doing it.
“The principles as written enable groups to convey their automobiles as much as the 2020 specification, which I feel is simply honest. Simply because we elected, earlier than COVID began, to run 2019 suspension, shouldn’t be held in opposition to us.
“So we must be allowed to convey our automobile as much as the identical specification as everybody else has acquired.”