The 2020 technical rules are carried over into 2021
There was a consensus among F1, the FIA and all 10 teams when they joined a conference call to discuss the 2020 calendar, in light of the coronavirus pandemic – and the prospect of delaying the 2021 technical regulations.
The intricacies still need to be hammered out, but in essence, the technical rules the 10 teams abide by this year will carry over into next season.
As part of this agreement, teams are required to use their 2020 chassis in 2021 as well. The hope is this will aid the teams who are hit hardest financially by the delay to the start of this season or the possibility of fewer races in this campaign, which directly impacts their income.