The word from the F1 Commission is that the body has agreed to the planned engine freeze in 2022 and that this will mean that the new engine regulations will be introduced in 2025, rather than in 2026. This is good news as Red Bull can now get on and decide what the engines will be called, and so on. The confirmation of the freeze will have to be cleared with the FIA World Council, but we should expect an announcement at some point shortly.
The meeting also discussed the idea of having a sprint race on Saturday on occasion and there are some positive noises being made, but the word is that there is still no final decision as yet – and there is also discussion ongoing about the idea of a drivers’ salary cap. This will be complicated from a legal standpoint, as one needs to be careful with the wording with such things.
There is no word as yet on whether there will any change in the F1 calendar this year, but that may not require the F1 Commission, as it will largely depend on how thngs develop nearer the time.