The rumour was started this morning by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport that Formula 1 is considering postponing the new rules for one more year due to the outbreak of the British mutation of the virus. With seven of the ten teams based in Britain, they are hugely affected and there are concerns about the financial implications for the teams.
However, Formula 1 has quickly denied the rumours through an official spokesman: “Any suggestion the 2022 regulations will be delayed is wrong and has not been discussed. The new regulations are designed to improve competition on the track and give our fans closer racing. This combined with the new financial regulations will improve F1 and create a healthier and stronger business model for the whole sport”, the spokesman said for Autosport.com. “there is no question of postponing the 2022 rules,” he concluded.
Although, the teams are said to sit down with the government body and discuss how to further limit the losses suffered in the past year and how to further limit upcoming damages. In early 2020, the regulations were pushed back but it now seems that Formula 1 is hesitant toward a new postponement. With the arrival of Liberty Media eyes were turned towards the future of the sport and the new technical regulations, which should ensure that the cars look different and provide better racing.