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The turmoil of F1's 2026 rules shift

The FIA revealed its new regulations for Formula 1 from the 2026 season but these were met with a swathe of negativity, with teams all questioning aspects of the plans. After conceding "quite a few things" will need to change, it must be asked - how did the governing body end up in this situation?

Formula 1 is heading into an unusual situation where the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council is set to ratify new 2026 regulations that it knows are going to have to change.

In fact, after an intriguing weekend of developments surrounding the forthcoming rules revolution, the consensus is that what will eventually come for 2026 is nothing like what is about to be rubber-stamped.

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