John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
3 minute read
1 Dec 2021
7:28 am

FLOYD ON F1: Gimmicks to take new leap in 2022

John Floyd

Cars set to be shown to all and sundry on the Friday of every race weekend.

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in discussion during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix earlier this season. Picture: Getty Images

This weekend it should be the penultimate round of the 2021 F1 championship at the new Saudi Arabian circuit, where the battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will continue to enthrall fans. I say “it should be”, as at the time of writing no confirmation of track completion and FIA approval had been received. I sincerely hope by tomorrow it is all in place. I am beginning to believe there is a strong lack of logical thinking within the hallowed walls of F1 headquarters. I think the reasoning for gimmicks to enhance the sport has finally pushed a few...