F1 may ban no sidepod concept for 2023

Formula 1 should consider clamping down on Mercedes’-style ‘no sidepod’ innovations for 2023 and beyond. “I don’t think the regulations would allow you to have no cooling in the sidepods at all. That’s not the intention,” Monchaux told Auto Motor und Sport. As for Mercedes’ solution, it appears to have surprised most of the rest of the field but Monchaux is not sure it will “catch on”. “It obviously works for Mercedes or it wouldn’t be on the car,” he pointed out. “It’s important to me obviously to understand which concept has the greatest potential for further development – the Mercedes concept, ours, or that of Red Bull or Ferrari.

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