Why F1's 2021 rule changes are bigger than you think

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F1's major rule changes for the cars have been pushed back to 2022, and the current cars are being carried over for 2021... right? Sort of. Rule changes are still being made for next year, and in this video Edd Straw explains what they are, and why the FIA has felt the need to try to curb the performance of the fastest F1 cars ever. We also round up the other minor changes on and off-track that are being made for next season.
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  • Two simple changes to make F1 exciting. Kill DRS it only creates fake passes and takes the thrill out of a massive wheel to wheel hunt. Allow refuelling so more strategy goes into the race

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  • am i missing something? why are they always changing the rules and in this case reducing the cars performance? aren't these things made to have the limits pushed?

    zakk huitemazakk huitemaPäivä sitten
  • Budget cap is on. Is this applied to the new 2022 car ? Cause no one in the right mind will spend on 2021 car any money !

    mircea miclosmircea miclos2 päivää sitten
  • The increase of engine & car weight means more batteries and more power.

    mircea miclosmircea miclos2 päivää sitten
  • 🖤

    Njiru EnosNjiru Enos2 päivää sitten
    • Awesome

      Njiru EnosNjiru Enos2 päivää sitten
  • What the fuck is wrong with the FIA? Do they seriously want more drivers to spin out and create more drama?

    Rahul KherRahul Kher3 päivää sitten
  • Soo....are da F1 cars gonna be pretty much overall keeping with same aesthetics with a few canards here, n there, minor aero alterations, almost undistinguishable...if not talked about. Or are they genuinely overhauling da whole car, loox, engine, dadada... Anyways F1 needs to update there look. Getting a tad mmm...old, worn with a sprinkling of moth-balls . A new styling of the F1 logo would be a gr8 start!

    Titan UranusTitan Uranus4 päivää sitten
  • Do a video on how to pitch a new idea to f1 teams' engineers.

    chris .1chris .14 päivää sitten
  • Not allowing innovation smh

    Ali AlhussainiAli Alhussaini6 päivää sitten
  • If the tires are not capable of keeping up with the other technological advancements in F1 racing, F1 should switch tire companies rather than hobbling the cars. "Will result in less down force and therefore less performance." That's why I watch F1... less performance. "limiting research and development" Why bother having a constructor's cup. sigh

    Raum BancesRaum Bances8 päivää sitten
  • So have they took DAS off the merc

    Gareth NorwoodGareth Norwood12 päivää sitten
  • it's the characteristic they just admitted that they are changing

    Adam KhanAdam Khan14 päivää sitten
  • Wont make a difference. Just going to ruin the midfiel.

    Psycho BergmuisPsycho Bergmuis15 päivää sitten
  • Another predictable season ahead unfortunately

    madridista1611madridista161115 päivää sitten
  • My predictions 2021... LH 1st, Ver 2nd, Bot 3rd, Per 4th, Ric 5th, Alo 6th (MER 1st constructers, 2nd Red Bull, 3rd McLaren) and F*ing God damn it Alonso still doesn't have a car to fight at the front.

    Jarred McGuinnJarred McGuinn20 päivää sitten
  • This 0.5mm bolt is outlawed for 2021. f1 teams: *Panik*

    Optikk MagnumOptikk Magnum20 päivää sitten
  • ANY increase of the minimum weight is bad. Instead, they should limit the maximum power available.

    Alain MartelAlain Martel21 päivä sitten
  • 05:22 it was McLaren who finished 2020 in 3rd place in the constructors not Racing Point. You're welcome fellow viewer, no more need to rush to Wikipedia like I did

    Ahmad ShalloufAhmad Shallouf21 päivä sitten
  • I believe their engineers will find the way to overtake the cut of downforce. Just sick to watch everytime when someone have great idea and next year FiA rule out it. Just make a special class free for all & their limit is only the budget for cars & experiments. Just let those crazy engineer rack their brain so the fastest driver will win the races. IMHO.

    Alda RafadanaAlda Rafadana22 päivää sitten
  • Bummed about the DAS outlaw. I was very interested to see where that would go.

    Norman Frank MusicNorman Frank Music22 päivää sitten
  • another snooze fest........

    zigwaldzigwald23 päivää sitten
  • 5:23 you swapped McLaren and Racing Point! :-D

    Luke ZetLuke Zet23 päivää sitten
  • This will impact Red Bull for sure

    M CM C24 päivää sitten
  • Why does F1 hate speed?

    krak_a_lakkrak_a_lak24 päivää sitten
  • this is bullshit -_-

    NullGecko X51NullGecko X5124 päivää sitten
  • Already most teams have countered the -10% deficit.., hell they even have the 2022 cars getting tested..! To be honest, FIA isn't setting barriers.., is creating opportunities..!

    Svarta MadamSvarta Madam24 päivää sitten
  • Get rid of DRS, Tyre warmers and limit pit crew over the wall to 10. And the big one. limit straight aways to 40 % of the track.

    Terry MTerry M24 päivää sitten
  • If McLaren can get everything correct I think they can make a charge to the front.

    Retro KlassicRetro Klassic25 päivää sitten
  • 5:59 there's a mistake, McLaren finished 3rd, not racing point

    MrRhubarbsMrRhubarbs25 päivää sitten
  • @5:12 exemptions doesn't seem to be the minor point you say in passing here.. how about you elaborate on that???

    McFried Catfood SandwichesMcFried Catfood Sandwiches25 päivää sitten
  • But why? This will result in crashes

    Reinis MiksReinis Miks27 päivää sitten
  • I despise how the top racing sport in the world (it's called formula ONE, come on) has so many rules made to slow down the cars I think i speak for most fans when i say to hell with it all and let the engineers go wild. There is so much technology to explore, we have come so far just to be held back by rules, i wanna see fighter jets sliding through the track, not a rule book Change the tracks to make them safer, not the cars. Tracks are just tarmac, the cars are the sport

    Luiz FeitosaLuiz Feitosa28 päivää sitten
  • so in other words, they are changing the floor which is the only downforce part of the car that is least affected by dirty air. so even less following and less overtakes next season. yay.

    Wilco MuurlingWilco Muurling29 päivää sitten
  • i dont understand why they keep trying to slow the cars down??? F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of racing this is why they keep losing fans. F1 needs a group B division.

    Noedale FlowersNoedale FlowersUukausi sitten
  • F1 is the only association that attains revolutionary engineering achievements, only to then limit those achievements by removing them from the sport. I understand the appetite for exciting racing, but that desire should not show up in the form of a downgraded design.

    Matthew BacqueMatthew BacqueUukausi sitten
  • Cosmetic changes will grant another double crown to Mercedes.

    WhiteNinjainblackWhiteNinjainblackUukausi sitten
  • So instead of going forward we are going backwards.

    CRAZY KISS FAN 4653CRAZY KISS FAN 4653Uukausi sitten
  • so maybe too much competition for lewis and more fun for the viewers

    DavidDavidUukausi sitten
  • The V6 should be Cast iron

    skeleguns 10,ooo,oooskeleguns 10,ooo,oooUukausi sitten
  • God Hamilton looks like such a clown with that hair.

    Orella MinxOrella MinxUukausi sitten
  • The title is such click bait.

    BrettBrettUukausi sitten
  • 2022: lets go to more ground effect downforce: 2021: less ground effect downforce?

    Julian RJulian RUukausi sitten
  • Challenge for some... opportunities for others (Mercedes) 😂🤣😂

    Stafford CookStafford CookUukausi sitten
  • 750kg? Since when did F1 cars get so massively heavy.

    Miles ShepherdMiles ShepherdUukausi sitten
  • Seems like a massive step back to me, i thought f1 was ment to be the pinnacle of racing performance instead we're neutering cars to the point that they're deliberately making the cars perform worse for the sake of preservation of tyres, if every team was using mercedes cooling fin style alloy wheels then why would need to reduce the down force if they can cope with it... 🤦‍♂️

    Lewis HartLewis HartUukausi sitten
  • I'm no aerodynamicist, but I'd have thought the floor changes would affect high-rake cars (nearly everyone) more than low-rake ones (Mercedes, whether black, silver or pink - or presumably green next year?).

    Peter ThomasPeter ThomasUukausi sitten
  • outlawed outlawed why at this point even have different cars

    Sideu 1Sideu 1Uukausi sitten
  • Does anyone else wish there was a racing series that had no rules at all? No rules to keep cars speed down!

    Parker BParker BUukausi sitten
    • No. Too many drivers would die.

      Peter ThomasPeter ThomasUukausi sitten
  • 6:26 finally teams wont be allowed to check the QR code on other teams diffusers

    LeverageLeverageUukausi sitten
  • This is just going to help the bigger teams who spend more time and money in the wind tunnel. Who is going to actually follow wind tunnel allocation time? It is impossible to enforce.

    Wapn PerfoWapn PerfoUukausi sitten
  • If they can copy, no one should prevent them, that is really a bad idea, it will make faster teams even more untouchable.

    leiperoleiperoUukausi sitten
  • There as so many rules it's ridiculous, are there any races where the engineers really get to be creative or have different ideas?

    Paul MckenziePaul MckenzieUukausi sitten
  • Next rule: no engine for 100% efficiency

    madhav tsmadhav tsUukausi sitten
  • What's the point always restrict. They might as well race on trash buckets.

    pakiw2pakiw2Uukausi sitten
  • i hope it's not 2005 again in term of safety

    kais Yayakais YayaUukausi sitten
  • Mercedes are still gonna win and other teams will have problems tail happy

    adriann charlesadriann charlesUukausi sitten
  • Will Ferrari be Fast again?

    ToFuToFuUukausi sitten
  • This is why I hate racing protocols. The cars are geting faster and faster. Pre-1960, larger and wider tracks were built, so that drivers were less likely to kill themselves. Post-1960 It's cheaper to keep the track the way it is. Gimp the cars. ...thus impeding the initiative to make nimbler and faster cars.

    badreality2badreality2Uukausi sitten
  • fans: lets gooo no more merc and lewis toto and lewis: "i don't f****** care we winnin anyways"

    Matteo DomeneghettiMatteo DomeneghettiUukausi sitten
  • F1 has become a joke. Almost everything they do is just downright ridiculous.

    negativespace000negativespace000Uukausi sitten
  • ever heard of a secret wind tunnel ?

    Nicholas TaylorsonNicholas TaylorsonUukausi sitten
  • Aero is literally the future of car design. With things like computer modelling getting more powerful, you get access to immense performance benefits without extreme costs. It levels the playing field and stops Mercedes from spending $1.4 billion on an engine. I don't understand why FIA is so determined on keeping F1 stuck in the past.

    JamesJamesUukausi sitten

    JamesJamesUukausi sitten
  • Red Bull have the car let’s see Max and Lewis race in equal cars they killed Mercedes in Abu Dhabi no excuses next year 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Daniel BartonDaniel BartonUukausi sitten
  • Won't that make cars slower and unstable?

    PrakharPrakharUukausi sitten
  • Is the cost cap going to really change anything for next year? Surely the money for next years car is being spent now. I would think a cost cap next year would effect the 2022 car more.

    mitchtaviomitchtavioUukausi sitten
  • Sounds more and more like spec racing. F1 should learn from NASCAR. NASCAR has seen its market share decrease.....

    Michael LegereMichael LegereUukausi sitten
  • "emergency cost savings" in probably one of the most expensive racing series.

    Frag EightyFiveFrag EightyFiveUukausi sitten
  • Looking forward to a level playing field where its about the drivers and not the cars.

    Shaun BritsShaun BritsUukausi sitten
  • F1 the only sport which goes backwards

    Propan ButanPropan ButanUukausi sitten
  • Turns out only Mercedes nailed it while all of the other teams botched it... 😂😂😂 1000 constructor points incoming except they botched pitstop or the drivers crash each other...

    ddddirgeddddirgeUukausi sitten
  • The fia the uci are all twats the uci ban anything that doesn’t look like a generic bike and all the fia do is ban anything that is better than the competition or even slightly dominant it’s not about who has the best car it’s about who can get away with having better technology for the longest time before the fia stick their little noses in and ban everything pretty pathetic if you ask me

    I hate youI hate youUukausi sitten
    • Except Mercedes they can have whatever they want. Because FIA was and always be Mercedes bitch. Question: Why safety car is always Mercedes?

      WhiteNinjainblackWhiteNinjainblackUukausi sitten
  • Instead of making the cars faster they are making them slower🤦🏿

    King ReekKing ReekUukausi sitten
  • I don't see all these changes mixing up the order for next year. As long as there is such a big delta in budgets of teams I think you can't seriously expect the smaller teams compete with the bigger ones. Mercedes has like 1200 people working for the F1 team. 1200!! That is insane. Other teams have to do with less than half that amount. 1200 people can be very creative and everytime they come up with something brilliant the FIA takes action.. If you want the sport to be progressive you should give the teams more space to be innovative

    Martin BartschMartin BartschUukausi sitten
  • Half?!!! Mercedes says they've already gained ALL the lost downforce back in their wind tunnel tests.

    john jonesjohn jonesUukausi sitten
  • Mercedes will eat the competition alive.

    A wild CattoA wild CattoUukausi sitten
  • i don't think that it will be any difference. They took all the power of red bull's car out so i believe it will be even easire for mercedes andi red bull might lose a place in the constructor or somehting like that, other than that nothign more

    Sotiris PapadopoulosSotiris PapadopoulosUukausi sitten
  • Aussie Gp 2021 (Hopefully) Finally, some good fucking racing

    ScrafScrafUukausi sitten
    • Hope dies last. No way good racing it will be more of the same Mercedes and LH get in there Lewis.

      WhiteNinjainblackWhiteNinjainblackUukausi sitten
  • Knowing Mercedes they've pretty much seen this coming especially the DAS part and by 2022 they'll have much better car as well.

    Silver ArrowSilver ArrowUukausi sitten
  • Mercedes wins F1 in 2021... still im going to buy myself a Toyota.

    zyfhamizyfhamiUukausi sitten
  • I'm unaware of why is DAS a problem, can somebody explain? it seems like nobody else was capable of making it so they voted to kick that system out just because others can't do it properly... or what am I missing?

    RyouTheMadRyouTheMadUukausi sitten
  • So they've made sure the cars have less downforce and grip...

    Exstatiska 1Exstatiska 1Uukausi sitten
  • anywy it returns the success to the drivers is great. Less tech, more driver skills. Seeing George Russell drive the Merc speaks volumes of what t agreat ar can do for a driver with skill. Imagine Max in a Merc!

    Bill eibBill eibUukausi sitten
    • He would destroyed the whole competition.

      WhiteNinjainblackWhiteNinjainblackUukausi sitten
  • Hehehhee thats what i said bigger then u think hehehe she didnt think so tho😞

    L4ND3RL4ND3RUukausi sitten
  • so, how will the cars be named? eg for mercedes, will it be W11 again, W11b, or straight away W12?

    SandbarSandbarUukausi sitten
  • It seems like 2021 F1 cars should be built to be as long as possible then to maximise the underfloor area and claw back some of these losses? 🤔

    ThomasThomasUukausi sitten
  • FIA in 2024: ok this year we try go karts

    DesDesUukausi sitten
  • Are they doing this just so teams with less imagination and talent with how they design their cars get better winning chances? That’s what it sounds like.

    Sandy HarrisSandy HarrisUukausi sitten
  • yup, lets not make them share their innovations, better ban them. because fu progress and fu whale

    Ivan KristićIvan KristićUukausi sitten
  • I think if all cars had to tow a trailer with their spare parts on board, it would make the sport more interesting. 😏

    GraemeGraemeUukausi sitten
  • Make F1 great again

    _smokie __smokie _Uukausi sitten
  • Can anyone say the background music

    Samuel David MandalSamuel David MandalUukausi sitten
  • 5:23 this idea of allowing the lower teams more aero analysis will help.

    Will LucasWill LucasUukausi sitten
  • If you want cost saving then stop changing the regs every season to develop more technical engines for a start. The old naturally aspirated V8 are simpler in design and cost, this is a racing series not a developer series. Simplify the sport and concentrate on the racing and drivers championships. Becoming a joke these new regs every season and it's getting in the way of what we've come to see, racing.

    Jamesformula1Jamesformula1Uukausi sitten
  • Hello, F1 noob (returning noob). Why would they want to make changes that cut performance?

    Time & spaceTime & spaceUukausi sitten
  • Soooo the worst team on the grid get rewarded with more testing?😂 wack

    J_jc18 PLJ_jc18 PLUukausi sitten
  • interesting video

    Hoten HitonokoeHoten HitonokoeUukausi sitten
  • Redbull wont care about the downforce part while haas are furious rn

    Mio NilssonMio NilssonUukausi sitten
  • This won't change a thing for the cars themselves, 2022 is where we will see real change.

    Wind of changeWind of changeUukausi sitten
  • Biggest impact on MB made by corona they can not spend as much as before. Second is cost cap it will force them to reduce number of their staff. Third if new rules change force them to shorten car they are doomed.

    WhiteNinjainblackWhiteNinjainblackUukausi sitten