Verstappen believes new guidelines are a results of F1 house owners listening to the groups
Max Verstappen has responded to Mercedes’ crew boss, Toto Wolff, who not too long ago mentioned that the brand new 2022 guidelines can be launched to cease his crew. In accordance with the Dutchman, there are very completely different causes for the brand new guidelines.
Mercedes have gained all of the titles for the reason that starting of the V6 hybrid period. With the brand new guidelines introduced for 2022, the opposite groups ought to be capable of shut the hole to Mercedes. In accordance with Wolff, all these guidelines are geared toward ‘stopping’ Mercedes. It isn’t solely concerning the new aerodynamic guidelines which were introduced, but additionally concerning the price range ceiling and the brand new construction for distributing the prizes.
Verstappen doesn’t agree with Wolff’s statements: “I feel the principles are merely the results of the brand new F1 house owners listening to the drivers and groups. They hear that it is laborious to overhaul and that we wish to race even nearer collectively,” mentioned the Purple Bull Racing driver to Motorsport.com.
Not sufficient pleasure
The Dutchman cites his personal combat with Valtteri Bottas at Imola, through which he couldn’t get previous the broken automobile of the Finn, despite the fact that he was a lot quicker. “We have to make racing extra thrilling and permit drivers to comply with different automobiles up shut. We have to be sure that qualifying shouldn’t be the deciding issue throughout a race weekend, as is at the moment the case.”
“I feel that’s the reason the brand new guidelines will are available in 2022. And whether or not Mercedes can be slower due to these new guidelines is tough to say. You’ll be able to’t even say that now,” concluded Verstappen.