According to the series’ managing director Ross Brawn, the UK Grand Prix provided a “perfect demonstration” of what Formula 1 wanted to achieve with its 2022 cars and how safe the sport has become.
The Halo Head Protection System helped save Chinese driver Guanyue Zhou’s life after a massive first-lap crash, while Sunday’s race at Silverstone saw fierce brawls and thrilling overtakings.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took his first Formula 1 victory in the race.
“What I loved was the precision that the drivers were able to do with the cars. We saw countless fascinating battles, which took place from many corners, with many changes,” Brawn said in a column on the F1 website. “We saw that drivers were able to make multiple lines with these new cars – and this allowed two, three or four cars to go almost side-by-side. The quality was also high,” he said.
Brawn, the team’s former principal and technical director, said the drivers were positive about the change and were able to follow the cars closely without any disturbance.
According to him, the race showed that the sport and the FIA have taken the right direction with the aerodynamic rule changes introduced this season to make the race hotter and more exciting.
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