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Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing
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Why Horner is not a lone voice in F1 2026’s rules disconnect

Formula 1's 2026 regulations plan has caused a stir in the paddock with the number of people voicing concerns growing, most notably Max Verstappen and Christian Horner recently speaking out against them. But aside from assertions of a selfish competitive motive, the worries are on multiple factors which could trigger the FIA to act

Formula 1 loves a bit of history repeating itself. Decades can be charted to plot the spells of rules stability, where the field gradually closes up on itself before there is an inevitable regulatory overhaul that shakes things up and spreads things out again.

Time and again it is the start of new rules eras where one team invariably gets things more right than anybody else, as we are seeing with Red Bull right now. It is only a few years in that things properly start to settle down – only for the next major regulation revamp.

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