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F1 chiefs dismiss 2026 rules fears, nine teams bring upgrades to Silverstone, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Concerns have arisen about the potential negative impact of the new cars in 2026 on Formula 1 races. Max Verstappen criticized the 2026 car's simulation, as it required downshifting on the straight to recharge the battery. However, F1's chief technical officer, Pat Symonds, believes these concerns are premature and based on outdated data. Symonds is confident in the car's aerodynamics and dismisses worries about top speed and downshifting. F1 aims to improve racing by eliminating the DRS train and reducing aerodynamic states in the 2026 cars. The partnership with AWS has provided significant computing power for simulations, boosting confidence in the project's progress.
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Most Formula 1 teams have introduced new parts for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, including Red Bull, Mercedes, Alpine, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Haas, AlphaTauri, and Williams. These updates range from brake duct adjustments to wing element tweaks, aiming to maximize performance on the high-speed circuit. Ferrari is the only team that did not report any updates for the race.
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FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem rejected Formula 1's request for early renegotiation of the Concorde Agreement. He emphasized the need for careful consideration and collaboration among stakeholders, including the FIA, Liberty Media, and the teams. Ben Sulayem warned that without a strong FIA, F1 could become like WWE without a regulator. He stressed the importance of trust and multinational corporations' confidence in the championship. Ben Sulayem stated that there is sufficient time for negotiations as the current agreement has 18 months remaining.
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