John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
2 minute read
6 Oct 2021
8:16 am

FLOYD ON F1: Mercedes powerunit concerns worrying Wolff

John Floyd

Powerunit limitations could well be the Silver Arrows' undoing in its battle with Red Bull.

Mercedes team boss Tot Wolff has reason to be concerned. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

It seems F1 chief Stefano Domenicali is determined to ensure a 23 event calendar for 2022. This has caused dissention among many involved with the sport by shortening a certain traditional Grand Prix weekend, to bring it into line with all other races. The race concerned is the iconic “jewel in the crown”, the Monaco GP. Thursday practice sessions used to be followed by a free day on Friday before restarting on Saturday, a tradition that dates back to the first F1 championship in 1950 when the extra day was introduced to honour the religious festival of Ascension Day In...