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Why Brawn believes F1 2021's risks are worth it

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Why Brawn believes F1 2021's risks are worth it
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Feb 6, 2020, 10:05 AM

Thanks to a year of stability within Formula 1's technical regulations, the 2020 season should be a closely-fought affair. While that might suggest leaving the rules alone would be better for F1's spectacle, 2021's overhaul addresses deeper-lying issues.

It's been said many times in Formula 1 that one of the best ways to close up the grid is to leave the rules alone. By doing that, the law of diminishing returns at the front limits the top team, while the pursuing pack are slowly able to chip away at any deficit they had.

Such rule stability is why this season has all the potential to deliver a thrilling three-way fight between Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari that could become one of the closest we've seen in years.

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Author Jonathan Noble