Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto believes that F1’s 2021 regulations will have a positive impact on the playing field, but only after several years.
Formula 1, the teams and the FIA have adopted a new set of rules that will govern the sport from 2021.
The changes will hopefully steer Grand Prix racing into a new era, in which the gap between F1’s top tier teams and the midfield players will be significantly reduced, in terms of both performance and financial fairness.
Binotto believes the transformation will indeed have a beneficial bearing on F1 and deliver a better spectacle on the track.
But any immediate changes to the current pecking order are unlikely according to the Scuderia chief.
“These new rules will provide stability to F1 for the next five years, but next year I think the teams with more resources will have a competitive advantage over the others,” said Binotto, quoted by Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“In 2021, the scenario will not be very different from what we have today.”
Have the changes therefore been decided in vain? Not exactly insists Binotto.
“Certainly the new regulations are designed in such a way that the degree of freedom of development will be greatly reduced compared to today,” he added.
“I am quite convinced that we will arrive at a ceiling of performance soon enough
“Within three years of the regulations’ introduction, the performance gap between the first and last will be reduced.
“In short, the goal that Liberty Media has set itself to level the playing field can be achieved, but it won’t happen immediately.”