This weekend the FIA called an emergency meeting to try and fix the lack of overtaking ahead of next season. The plan was to introduce bigger DRS flaps and less complex front wings for 2019 as an interim solution until the big changes come in 2021.
Following the meeting, however, the F1 teams apparently weren’t interested in trying to make the sport more entertaining and have rejected the FIA’s proposals.
Meeting this morning on issue of overtaking has ended without any changes. Technical directors refused all proposals. But there is still a small chance rule changes for 2019 will agreed on in next strategy group meeting. #AMuS
— Tobi Grüner 🏁 (@tgruener) April 7, 2018
This sort of thing is always going to happen when teams are allowed to have a say in the rules because obviously, they’ll vote against anything which doesn’t benefit them. We can only hope that Albert Park was indeed a one-off and that we’ll see a more acceptable amount of racing in Bahrain.
You can picture the scene, can't you? #F1 chiefs sat around scratching their heads about why their high-downforce cars can't race each other, with their backs turned to the screens showing the F2 cars going at it 🙈😂
— Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) April 7, 2018