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Aston Martin wants ‘equitable’ u-turn over F1 floor rule changes

Aston Martin team principal and CEO Otmar Szafnauer wants Formula 1 to reverse the floor changes introduced for the 2021 season. The rebranded Silverstone-based outfit believes F1’s new aero rules have significantly cost low-rake cars including its own AMR21 and Mercedes’ W12 by around one second per lap of performance compared to teams running a high-rake philosophy. Szafnauer has not hidden his disappointment at the changes and even suggested that the rules were introduced in a bid to improve the show, rather than to reduce downforce due to safety concerns as originally stated. Speaking to Sky Sports on Friday ahead of this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Szafnauer called for...
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