F1 2026 Rules: Limitations on Car Development to Level the Playing Field
During this year’s Austrian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton’s call for the governing body to impose strict regulations on the development of the following year’s car gained significant attention. His suggestion aimed to prevent dominant teams, like Red Bull, from further consolidating their positions.
The idea drew a sarcastic response from his 2021 title rival, Max Verstappen, who pointed out Hamilton’s differing stance during his years of dominance with Mercedes. However, it now appears that Hamilton’s wish is about to be granted, with impending limitations on car development ahead of the introduction of the 2026 regulations.