Formula 1 is introducing its biggest change to regulations in over 3 decades during the 2022 season. The new regulations hope to bring competitors closer together and promote better racing. But F1 chief executive Ross Brawn doesn’t think it will drastically change the grid’s pecking order.

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Braun mentioned that few teams can come close to Mercedes and Red Bull in the new season. He believes Mercedes, who battled with Red Bull last season, could be impacted in the development of their 2022 car.

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I would have put everything I could into ’22: Ross Brawn

As reported by Sky Sports, the former Ferrari team principal mentioned that McLaren and Ferrari are in an excellent position to lead the grid in the 2022 season. He mentioned that if he had been part of one of these teams, they would have put everything into the 2022 cars.

“I think they could be impacted. I suspect they were both very sensitive in their approach to the balance between 21 and 22, although you have your human resources devoted to fighting a very intense world championship, and some of the people further back didn’t have that consideration, Brawn said of Mercedes and Red Bull’s chances.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 17: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks to Formula 1 Group Managing Director (Sporting) Ross Brawn ahead of the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 17, 2019, in São Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

He gave the example of the 2009 season when he guided the Brawn GP team to the title ahead of their rivals after the rule change. “Although there was a little battle between McLaren and Ferrari, if I had been them, very early in the year I would have put everything I could into 22.

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“I think that’s what happened in 2009. In 2008 there was a big battle between the big teams and they fell flat in 2009.” said F1 MD.

It will be interesting to see if the new regulations actually affect the top 2 teams. According to numerous reports, Ferrari heads into the 2022 season as pre-season favorites to win the championship.

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