Development of the car according to the new standard can only start from 2021.
Maintaining the chassis for two consecutive years presents an interesting challenge for McLaren, who will move the engine supplier from Renault to Mercedes, despite the 2021 specification being pushed back by one year.
Each Power unit of each manufacturer has a different structure and shape, so it will not be simple to remove the Renault engine and put the Mercedes into “a note”.
New financial standard 2021
New regulations on costs have been in place since 2021, specifically the annual budget limit of $ 175 million – which includes costs related to the car’s performance. From there, racing teams will be forced to research and develop new cars by 2022 – according to the new technical regulations – within the new F1 budget constraint framework.
This is a move to help the game be more balanced, there is no too big gap between “sponsored” racing teams from the big car industry and small, independent racing teams get great development resources.
Pre-test in 2021 season
Changing the start time of the new specification will also cause the test plan to change. The need for the test will be somewhat reduced as the teams understand their cars during the 2020 season (if the races are conducted).
Another option is that the teams will take advantage of this test to give young drivers a chance to prepare and develop the team to have valuable driving time and provide quality feedback rather than when they Only run on the emulator. Further discussions on issues related to cost savings will be held in the coming weeks per months.
The race, traditionally held in the last week of May, has been on the annual racing schedule since 1955 to the present (starting in 1929). In addition, according to the Monaco Automobile Club (ACM), they also canceled the historic Monaco GP leg, which took place two weeks earlier. The reason is because it is impossible to organize the race at a different time than expected.
The organization will be difficult because this is a street race, if it takes place at an unusual time will affect many aspects for the surrounding places.