A true Formula 1 giant on the 2022 rules and future changes

Ross Brawn is a motorsport legend. Along with Adrian Newey, he has more Formula 1 world titles to his name than any other non-driver of the past three decades. That brings with it a huge amount of credibility, which is of course one of the reasons why he was brought in to help F1 revamp its technical regulations in the first place.

Now that Brawn is retiring from F1, it seems like a good time to get his views on how well the 2022 rules are going and, perhaps more importantly, what happens next. Alex Kalinauckas gets exactly that insight in this week’s cover interview on page 18.

Ferrari is still searching for the magic combination to repeat the success of the Brawn/Jean Todt/Rory Byrne/Michael Schumacher era. Mattia Binotto’s departure, despite the team’s resurrection over the past two years, is the latest example of the struggles Ferrari has had in that quest (p4). It remains to be seen whether the move is the right one.

Sportscar racing was another realm in which Brawn tasted success, with Jaguar. Gary Watkins looks at the 2022 World Endurance season and picks out the best drivers in our season review (p34), while Tom Howard does the same for the World Rally Championship (p26).

Jenson Button won the 2009 F1 title with Brawn, becoming the first of our Young Driver Award winners to do so. We outline how to win the prestigious competition on p46, ahead of the revealing of the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award victor this Sunday.

Kevin Turner Chief Editor


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