Website Language

Active date

Wolff: “Big earthquake” coming to Formula 1 in 2022

Mercedes GP Executive Director Toto Wolff,

Image source: Dan Istitene/Formula 1/Getty Images

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff has branded F1’s rule changes for 2022 as an “earthquake”. His team has won the constructors’ World Championship for the last seven years. However, changes to the sport’s regulations for the 2022 campaign could be a huge threat for the German side.

The budget cap will affect the bigger teams more in terms of having to downsize their operation. Wolff, Mercedes team principal and co-owner, sees the challenge ahead as being “formidable” as they try to remain on their seat at the very top of Formula 1.

“For us, it will be an interesting year [2021] because we need to structure ourselves in a different way than we have done before due to the cost cap,” Wolff told Autosport. “We are facing this formidable challenge of slightly tweaked 2021 regulations and a big earthquake of regulatory change for 2022.

“There are factors working against us that motivate us a lot and factors working for us, because we believe we have a good organisation. But overall, we embrace change and we’ve always done so in the past. So the organisation is very much looking forward into 2022.”

Source: Planetf1

Jos Verstappen: “It would be best if Max and Lewis were in the same car”