Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says it would be “a shame” to block F1’s 2021 rules changes by using its controversial veto right, but has not ruled it out.
“Obviously we’ve got the veto right and it would be a shame to use it,” said Binotto. “I don’t think that’s the intention, I don’t think that’s really what we are looking for.
“More important is to be very constructive and we’ve got in a month’s time to try to address what’s the fundamentals from now to to the end of October. If the regulations will not be fully satisfactory by the time end of October, I don’t think that again will be a drama because later on we still have time to evolve, address and improve them.”
A key part of F1’s new rules for 2021 is a new aerodynamic specification which is intended to make it easier for cars to follow each other closely. However Ferrari considers the regulations too restrictive, and Binotto wants them to be relaxed, giving greater freedom to designers.
“There are a few things which are important for us which first is the degree of freedom on development,” he said. “The degree of freedom especially if we think of the aerodynamics regulations, which we believe is too prescriptive. [Also] the degree of freedom on the other parts of the car where some prescription have been set.
“So I think these are the key points on which there is still room [for] collaboration and making a different choice compared to what has been achieved so far. So again we are more focussed really on trying to collaborate and address what we believe is fundamental rather than simply saying that we’ve got a veto right.”
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