The Sky Sports F1 pundit had feared for the championship’s future in recent years, as spiralling costs threatened the existence of several smaller teams and the viability for manufacturers to commit and compete. However, he reckons the introduction of a cost cap, the signing off of new cars for 2022, and radical regulations designed to level the playing field have not only safeguarded its future but made F1 more attractive. The former F1 driver, who started 158 grands prix, also says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s finances helped force everyone to take the action it needed to. “Common sense has broken out really,” Brundle told Motorsport.com. “That is how I see it because you just can’t keep spending hundreds of millions of pounds a year to run two racing cars. It needed sorting out. “I think the pandemic focused a few important people’s attention as well in that respect, and they have got the job done. I think it is any number of things and I think it is now more attractive to sponsors and manufacturers with a credible cost base. “Chase Carey [former F1 CEO] did a very good job in the last couple of… Read full this story
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