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2021 downforce rules to have a 'big impact'

While the pandemic has forced F1 into a situation whereby the 2020 cars are retained for next season also, a number of regulations changes are still to be introduced. The most important of these relates to downforce. Due to increased loads on the tyres this year, combined with the fact that Pirelli is to continue with the current compounds, there were fears that as the teams continue their aero development the loads would increase further. Fearing a repeat of the issues witnessed this year, the FIA is introducing a number of changes aimed at reducing downforce and thereby easing the load on the tyres. 'We feel that downforce has increased a bit too much,' admitted Nikolas Tombazis, the...
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