2021 cars are 'not very sexy' - Marko

accreditation
<i>Image: Getty Images</i>
<i>Image: Getty Images</i>
Clive Mason/Getty Images

Red Bull is no fan of Formula 1's new rules for 2021.

Firstly, the team is arguing that the rules should be delayed until 2022, so that the introduction of the budget cap can keep development costs under control.

More time

"Without the budget limit, the big teams will spend as much money as they like on these (2021) rules next year," Dr Helmut Marko told Germany's Motorsport-Magazin.com.

READ | Red Bull progress 'not good enough' - Jos Verstappen

But Marko's second argument is that a delay until 2022 would give the sport "more time" to do "something really good" with the new rules.


What do you think of the new rules to be implemented in 2021? Email us what you think.

Actually, F1 has now finalised the 2021 rules, presented them to the teams, and will launch them for the public to see this weekend in Austin.

"I just want to remind about the new front wing, which cost us all a lot of money and did not work," Marko said.

"And I don't think the cars are very sexy after seeing the photos and sketches. The last thing we need is an Indycar formula."

Marko also admitted that until there is clarity about the 2021 rules, works engine partner Honda is not ready to commit to F1.

"An engine is helpful in a F1 car, no question about it," he joked.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Brought to you by
Voting Booth
Who do you feel was at fault for Verstappen and Hamilton's Italian GP crash?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Verstappen
25% - 1423 votes
Hamilton
43% - 2413 votes
They were both at fault
32% - 1783 votes
Vote