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Brundle suggests F1 rule change to prevent 'half-finished' cars

Brundle suggests F1 rule change to prevent 'half-finished' cars

Brundle suggests F1 rule change to prevent 'half-finished' cars

Brundle suggests F1 rule change to prevent 'half-finished' cars

Martin Brundle has hit out at the number of 'glum' car designs he's seen released over the last couple of weeks, as teams gear up for the 2024 Formula 1 season.

The Sky Sports F1 commentator semi-jokingly suggested that teams who put out bold paint schemes with a weight allowance, meaning that they can jazz up their car without fear of it affecting performance.

While the excitement of it all has had F1 fans gripped, both Alpine and Haas' unveiling left a confusing and underwhelming tone amongst F1 Twitter (X).

Both teams have decided to go with a largely black livery, with Alpine even unveiling two different designs which looked very much alike. This was despite the Enstone-based team teasing an all-pink livery in the run-up to their big season launch.

The trend for darker, more monotone liveries has come from the marginal gains that can be made by taking colour away from the car, causing a slight decrease in weight.

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Alpine released two liveries which both looked very much alike
Aston Martin have received praise for their sleek new design
Martin Brundle's gridwalks have become synonymous with F1 coverage

F1's boring car designs

Now, Brundle has suggested a reward should be given to teams who decide to instead attempt to make F1 a more colourful place.

He cited Aston Martin's recent launch as proof that cars can still look good while being fast,with the newly-named Visa Cash App RB team also receiving praise recently.

Taking to X, Brundle said: "The Aston looking classy. Teams should be rewarded with a weight allowance for more complete liveries which will stand out on track for spectators and viewers.

"The field should look dynamic, it’s F1. Some of them look glum and half finished."

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