LONDON (Reuters) – The British Grand Prix supplied a “good demonstration” of what Formula One aimed to realize with its 2022 automobiles and the way a lot safer the game has turn out to be, in response to managing director Ross Brawn.
The halo head safety system was credited with saving the life of Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou after an enormous first-lap crash whereas Sunday’s race at Silverstone had shut racing and thrilling overtakes.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz received the race for his first victory in Formula One.
“What happy me was the precision the drivers may have with the automobiles. We noticed numerous fascinating battles that went for a number of corners, with a number of modifications of place,” Brawn mentioned in a column on the F1 web site (http://www.formula1.com).
“We noticed drivers have been in a position to take a number of strains with these new automobiles — and that allowed for 2, three and even 4 automobiles going virtually side-by-side. The high quality of the passes was excessive, too,” he added.
Brawn, a former workforce boss and technical director, mentioned the drivers had been optimistic concerning the change and talent to observe carefully the automobiles in entrance with out turbulence.
He mentioned many had noticed they’d a significantly better probability of forcing a mistake by with the ability to sit on the tail of one other driver.
“The frequency the place automobiles are following for consecutive laps and difficult for consecutive laps is significantly better this 12 months than in earlier years,” mentioned Brawn.
He mentioned that confirmed the game and governing FIA had taken the appropriate path with the aerodynamic rule modifications launched this season to make racing nearer and extra thrilling.
“The introduction of raceability goes to be a major change for F1 for the long run,” mentioned Brawn.
“If there’s a legacy of this period, will probably be that raceability is now going to be an element that’s at all times thought of when new automobiles are designed for Formula One. We’ve not seen that earlier than.”
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, modifying by Ed Osmond)