If pre-season testing is anything to go by, the new Formula 1 rules for 2014 look like providing a shake up of the previous order, at least initially.
The best outfits usually remain at or near the top, but major upheavals do provide the opportunity to break the dominance of a team, shifting the pendulum to a new position.
But how often does that actually happen? We decided to look at the impact of 10 of the most significant rules revisions in world championship history to find out.
Backwards to go forwards - 1952
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner