Formula 1 considering rule change that could have a huge impact on Red Bull
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Formula 1 are reportedly planning a major rule change which could have a big impact on Red Bull.
So far in the 2023 season, Red Bull have won all races as they continue their dominance over the rest of the grid.
Runaway leader Max Verstappen has won 10 races whilst teammate Sergio Perez has two wins under his belt.
As F1 is currently in the middle of a summer break, it has been reported that a major change could be on the cards.
According to German news outlet Auto Motor und Sport, a new rule is being considered that would limit the use of DRS, the Drag Reduction System.
It has been claimed that if the rule is approved, DRS will only be allowed to be used during the race and it has been suggested that Red Bull will be impacted the most if the new rule is implemented.
🚨 | F1 is reportedly considering banning DRS in qualifying, so it can only be used during the race.— formularacers (@formularacers_) August 8, 2023
If put into place, this change would most severely impact the team with the most effective DRS - Red Bull.
The DRS on the Red Bull cars has allowed them to have straight-line speeds that are far superior to their rivals.
So far this season, no team have been able to get anywhere close to challenging the mighty Red Bulls.
Mercedes driver and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said after the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: “I have definitely never seen a car so fast. When we were fast, we were not that fast. It is the fastest car I have seen, especially compared to the rest.
“I don’t know how, but he [Verstappen] came past me with some serious speed and I didn’t even bother to block him because there was a massive speed difference.”
He added: “Everyone wants to see a close battle, but it is the way it is. It is not my problem, it is not my fault.”
Whilst Mercedes’ chief technical officer, Mike Elliott said: “It's unbelievable how much lap time Red Bull wins as soon as the rear wing is open. If we superimpose the speed curves, we can hardly believe it ourselves.”
F1 will return at the end of August with the Dutch Grand Prix, which will take place in Zandvoort on 27 August.