“I think we’re still a long way from IndyCar”– Max Verstappen claims F1 is still far away from IndyCar in terms of restrictions.
Formula 1 in 2022 will adapt radical regulations for cars and have already presented a framework for the teams to follow before the British Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen is certainly not happy with the increasing restrictions but stopped himself below IndyCar level regarding the constraints placed.
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 22, 2021
“Well, I think we’re still a long way from IndyCar, so I think that’s okay,” Verstappen said. “We will see in the next few years, of course, which way they go, what is allowed and what is not allowed.
“But at the moment there is no point in criticising it. We’ll just have to see how it all turns out,” he added. Though, F1 has constantly reiterated that its ambition is to increase competition by introducing regulations.
I wouldn’t mind going slow.
Verstappen understands that the competition in F1 shall increase and wouldn’t mind going 3-4 seconds slow if it increased the intensity on track.
“Well, look, we always want to go as fast as possible over one lap,” Verstappen explained. “But yes, at the moment, it’s just challenging to overtake. I don’t mind if we go three, four seconds slower, whatever it is if we have better races in the end. It’s always give and take.
“Of course, I understand that with the cars we have now if you go through a corner so fast and brake so late, then, of course, it becomes tough to outbrake somebody or things like that. So yes, that is very normal.
“At the end of the day we were the ones who said we needed to have a different car so we can have better racing, so Formula 1 eventually came to this solution in consultation. I am curious to see how the racing will be next year.”