The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight
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The time lag of ideas that offers intrigue over F1's future fight

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The pecking order in 2022's Formula 1 season may look pretty static as the season draws to a close, but the unique nature of the cost cap means that preparation for next season takes precedence. New developments are being pushed back to 2023 - which could mask the technical development war ongoing...

Formula 1 car development under the cost cap regime is a world away from how things were done in the decades before.

Rewind the clock just a few years, and if teams had big enough budgets, then they would bring upgrades as quickly as they could make them. There were paddock whispers a few years ago (perhaps an urban myth, perhaps true) of a race-winning team being so aggressive with its bid to bring developments that some new front wings were only finished in a special workshop on a plane on the way to the Japanese Grand Prix...

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