Szafnauer wants aero rules changed, hints at legal action
Aston Martin team principal Otmar Szafnauer wants the FIA to change the aerodynamic regulations for this season and has hinted his team could consider legal action if that doesn’t happen.
Szafnauer is unhappy that changes to the floor regulations — pushed through last year on safety grounds to slow the cars and allow the Pirelli tires to handle an extra year’s development — unfairly disadvantaged the teams that run lower rake cars, specifically Aston and Mercedes. With Aston Martin struggling in Bahrain, Szafnauer is questioning whether the right process to introduce a regulation change was followed and wants the rules changed again to reduce the impact on his team.
“I think the right thing to do is have the discussions with the FIA and find out exactly what happened and why, and then see if there’s something that could be done to make it more equitable,” Szafnauer told Sky Sports. “I think (this year). Next year this doesn’t apply.
“I think that’s the right thing to do. We as a team have to work hard to try and claw back everything we can but at the same time, we should be having these discussions with the FIA to see if anything can be done to make it a bit more equitable.”....
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