Richard Bradley: FIA to Target Red Bull In Rule Changes.

Richard Bradley a former Le Mans winner has voiced his belief that the FIA is poised to direct their focus toward Red Bull in their forthcoming wave of rule adjustments.

He asserts that any forthcoming alterations to the existing setup are strategically intended to disrupt the seamless trajectory of the championship leaders.

Seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, expressed his favourable stance towards potential alterations, as he has openly advocated for the FIA to establish a specific commencement date for Formula 1 teams to initiate their preparations for the upcoming season’s car development.

“I think the FIA should probably put a time when everyone is allowed to start developing on the next year’s car.

“So August 1, that’s when everybody can start so then no one can get an advantage on the next year, cause that sucks.

“It would make more sense. They should. Say for example you start the season and you know you have a bad car, you can just say I’m not going to bother developing this car and put all this money into next year’s car and have an advantage.”

Throughout the 2023 season, Red Bull and their star driver Max Verstappen have asserted their dominance in the RB19.

A formidable presence on the track, Verstappen commands the driver standings with a substantial lead of 125 points, while the team’s commanding performance is evident through a staggering 256-point advantage in the constructors’ championship.

Competitors have struggled to bridge the gap with the Milton Keynes-centered outfit, potentially granting them a noteworthy edge as they dedicate their efforts exclusively to the development of the RB20.

However, Bradley recognized for his triumph as the LMP2 victor at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015, envisions a change in the narrative.

He contends that the FIA’s impending actions are geared toward curtailing Red Bull’s reign of supremacy.

“The way of FOM and the FIA, they always design rule cycles specifically to screw the team that’s leading at the time, because they will literally want to put that team down,” he told the On Track GP podcast.

“You can tell that they’re going to target Red Bull,” he added. “Then we’re going to find what makes Red Bull weak and try and exploit that.

“So there will come a time in the cycle that Red Bull will lose out and another manufacturer may come to the top. I think then that’s when you’re going to have to seriously reevaluate the situation.”