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F1 2019 cars designers are not thinking about race overtaking

Few things bring everyone associated with F1 together like the issue of overtaking during races, with the consensus amongst fans, drivers, team principals and the authorities that there is not enough!

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The upshot is that Ross Brawn, F1’s managing director of motorsports, has put together a group of experts, including former GP car designers Pat Symonds and Jason Somerville, to help draw up the 2021 technical rules package.

Overtaking

Although improving overtaking was not part of Brawn’s team’s original remit, it is now focusing on resolving the issue after criticism of the sport following this year’s opening Australian Grand Prix. It was prompted to do this after drivers complained prior to a presentation to the teams at the Bahrain GP.

The FIA has now confirmed new aerodynamical regulations for next season aimed at tackling overtaking. These involve a simplified front wing, new brake ducts, and a wider, deeper …