Formula 1 has decided to push the final presentation of its 2021 rules back to the end of October following a meeting between F1, the FIA, team principals and technical personnel, Pirelli, and drivers including Lewis Hamilton.
The new set of technical, sporting and financial regulations were originally scheduled to be presented for approval this month, however several teams had been pushing for a delay due to concerns that the current draft of the rules still needed work.
That led to discussions at last weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix and subsequent meeting in Paris today, where the group of stakeholders along with Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg and Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz voted unanimously for the delay.
“While the FIA Formula 1 World Championship’s key stakeholders feel the core objectives outlined for the future set of regulations have been defined, in the interests of the sport it was agreed that the best outcome will be achieved by using the extra time for further refinement and additional consultation,” said an FIA statement.
“Furthermore, following today’s first meeting featuring the aforementioned stakeholders, a series of additional meetings will be held over the coming months.”