How F1's upcoming rule changes are presenting headaches for teams
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How F1's upcoming rule changes are presenting headaches for teams

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Exciting as the Formula 1 title battle is right now, things are getting even more fraught behind the scenes. BEN EDWARDS looks at the difficult decisions being made as the teams pivot towards a new ruleset

The August break has been a crucial opportunity for F1 personnel to draw breath and re-centre before it all goes bonkers again. For those heading to the tracks, we're about to see an incredibly intense period of racing, with travel and jet lag becoming a huge factor in the decisive part of the 2021 season.

Back at base, the staff working in factories may avoid jetlag but the challenge of piecing together the all-new aspects of technical rule changes for 2022 is an ongoing maelstrom. Engineers have been flat-out since the first day of January, when the teams were allowed to begin windtunnel and computer studies of the all-new aerodynamic regulations, but it's not only the aero departments that have been working to an accelerated level.

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