Ross Brawn satisfied with F1’s new regulations: “Crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wouldn’t have happened with 2022 cars.”

Accident like Silverstone between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wouldn't have happened with the new cars, according to Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen
Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen had a controversial accident in Silverstone which blew the championship wide open in 2021. The duo had locked horns throughout the season and we didn’t expect anything else going into Lewis Hamilton’s home race. But it didn’t start quite well for the seven time world champion as Max Verstappen was able to secure pole during qualifying but we expected the Briton to fight back.

That’s exactly what happened. Lewis Hamilton was faster off the blocks than Max Verstappen and started to him under immense pressure since the start of the race. He was due to make a move any time and so he did going into the ninth corner as they approached Copse. Max Verstappen was half a car length ahead and as he turned in to close the door, the duo collided with the Dutchman crashing into the barriers.

This was obviously a mistake by Lewis Hamilton but this also showed the inability of the cars to follow each other for longer duration and there was also more downforce while driving from side to side. But, this year there has been a massive over haul in regulations and we have already seen how exciting the battles between the drivers have become. Ross Brawn recently said that, “Crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wouldn’t have happened with 2022 cars.”

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Accident like Silverstone between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wouldn’t have happened with the new cars, according to Ross Brawn

Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton battling it out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton battling it out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Brawn also talked about how much his old friend Michael Schumacher would have cherished these changes keeping in mind his love for detail. He said, “This would have suited him. He was always the last person to leave the paddock the night before the race.

He sat with engineers for hours looking at data. He would love to analyze this new data with engineers. He would be great in this new era. Michael would have loved the new F1,” as reported by gpblog

The FIA is doing everything in its capacity to make F1 a more exciting and safer sport. The changes in regulations and dynamics of the car are a symbol of that, which have definitely made F1 an edge of the seat affair.

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