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The tech battlegrounds for F1 2024

Red Bull got the concept right when ground effect returned in 2022. Can its rivals hone their packages to challenge after belatedly following suit?

In days of yore, the response to a single team dominating a Formula 1 season might have been met with an arbitrary rules change with the intention of closing the pack for the following year. Remember when Ferrari’s run of dominance in the early 2000s was ‘miraculously’ ended by 2005’s no-tyre-changes rule, and Bridgestone got its compounds wrong?

There have been no such kneejerk reactions to Red Bull’s total and utter devastation of the rest of the field in 2023. Unlike last year’s tweaks to the ground-effect formula, which detailed a small change to the floor height dimensions to limit the deleterious effects of porpoising, the 2024 rules are effectively the same as last year’s.

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