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Sep 10, 2018, 10:54 AM

Although Formula 1 is set to introduce a new set of aerodynamic regulations in 2019, Peter Windsor is not overly hopeful the changes will have a positive impact. Instead, he argues that the championship should make three quick fixes designed to produce immediate results.

Firm believer that I am in the importance of creating a raft of new national heroes for the F1 grids of the world, I do nonetheless concede that this may take a couple of years or three.

What, then, of the short-term?

I'm not massively impressed by the new aero regs for 2019, if only because they'll inevitably be tweaked and re-tweaked by brilliant F1 engineers over the next six months to the point where...guess what? It'll still be difficult to follow another car closely. I'm still smarting, I guess, from Pat Symonds' revelation in early 2017 that F1's Strategy Group had been commissioned by Mr E to make the cars faster without any consideration at all to making them easier to drive in traffic. I can understand Bernie not really caring about any of this stuff, but why did the Strategy Group acquiesce? We're still undoing the damage...

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