Ross Brawn: Why development token is a good compromise

key elements of the formula 1 vehicles are technically frozen. Actually. However, the regulations for the seasons 2020 and 2021 provides small loopholes. It is

Ross Brawn: Why development token is a good compromise

key elements of the formula 1 vehicles are technically frozen. Actually. However, the regulations for the seasons 2020 and 2021 provides small loopholes. It is crisis-related rules so, in spite of the Corona of certain Amendments to the cars possible, by means of so-called development token. These were introduced for a good reason, such as formula-1-sport-in-chief Ross Brawn in an interview with 'Motorsport-Total.com' explains.

"The Problem is during Freezing, the technique was: There is a Team that changes the drive partner McLaren. You can't ignore," says Brawn. You could not ban McLaren the proposed change from Renault to Mercedes for season 2021 easy. "So we had to find a System to allow McLaren this exchange."

And this System provides for two "jokers" per Team and season, so with the approval of the world Federation (FIA), certain Changes can be made. McLaren, for example, can use its Token for the drive exchange, and any adjustments made to the Chassis.

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Brawn defends this approach: "If you're talking about a period of five years and a corresponding scenario sketch, then you can approach as it is very specific. But if you have only a few weeks in advance, then you have to maintain in the implementation of a certain degree of flexibility."

it is this flexibility that gives the token system to the Teams, but not only because of the drive situation at McLaren as Brawn stresses: "It could be that some Teams need to make improvements in their cars, because there are errors with which they have not for two years could live. The Token System gives us exactly as much room for manoeuvre, in order to solve such problems."

Also for such a case, Brawn has a concrete example, though he names no names: "A Team has already reported that it had a cooling problem with the vehicle. This condition would be you can't have two years." With the development of token this error could fix.

actually, the frozen-in vehicles are not frozen completely, but not to let in a certain frame an error correction and much more but also. "This is," says Brawn, "the bottom line is a good compromise."

This article was written by Stefan Ehlen, Co-author: Adam Cooper

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Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 02:26

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