Red Bull boss warns F1 over ‘vanilla-type regulations’
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA » Red Bull team principal Christian Horner fears Formula One will “end up with compromises and vanilla-type regulations” if leading officials don’t fully align in defining new rules for 2021.
In the build-up to the Austrian GP, Horner called on Friday for the FIA governing body and commercial promoters Liberty Media to give “real clarity going forward as to what the sport is going to be, what the regulations are going to be that both parties ultimately have to buy into.”
Liberty took control of F1 last year, ending Bernie Ecclestone’s four-decade reign.
Mercedes and Ferrari have expressed concern, with the latter team threatening to quit the sport because it is unhappy with Liberty’s proposal to simplify engines and redistribute prize money among teams after the current contract expires at the end of 2020.