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Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2024

Radical 2026 F1 rules break cover as Ricciardo in admission over Red Bull failure - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Thursday 6th June - Canadian Grand Prix media day - with the RacingNews365 Review!

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2026 F1 rules break cover

The long-awaited 2026 F1 technical regulations have been released by the FIA, with a radical shake-up coming to grand prix racing. 

The power unit rules were already known and have been since 2022, but the chassis regulations were still being formed - with the cars set to feature 'active aerodynamics'. 

RacingNews365 has made a full, detailed list of the changes to the cars, which will be lighter, smaller, nimbler and feature beefed-up electric systems. 

READ MORE: Full 2026 F1 technical changes revealed

DRS will be axed

Since its introduction back in 2011 as an overtaking band-aid, DRS has received criticism for being too artificial - but come 2026, its role will be heavily reduced.

This is due to a brand-new driver-activated boost called the 'Manuel Override Mode' - or MOM for short. 

Ian Parkes has the full story from key FIA chief Jan Monchaux. 

READ MORE: Why controversial DRS is being axed for overtaking in 2026

Ricciardo in Red Bull admission

Daniel Ricciardo's aim in returning to F1 in mid-2023 was to get himself back in the Red Bull for '25 and replace Sergio Perez.

However, his performances have not been up to scratch, with Sergio Perez bagging a two-year extension to his deal beyond the end of the current campaign.

Unless something extraordinary happens, Ricciardo will not be in a Red Bull before 2027 at the earliest, a season in which he will turn 38. 

Speaking publicly for the first time about Perez's renewal, the Australian felt he has to hold himself accountable for the failure to return to Red Bull.

READ MORE: Ricciardo reveals reason behind failed Red Bull mission

Sainz blasts false F1 rumours

From a driver who won't get a seat he wanted, to a driver who hasn't got a seat at all. 

Carlos Sainz was tipped as a possible recruit for Mercedes and Red Bull just a couple of months ago, but as they opt for different directions, the soon to be-ex Ferrari driver faces limited choices.

Stake/Audi, Williams and maybe Alpine are his best bets, but he has blasted some media outlets for falsely reporting that he has signed on the dotted Williams line. 

READ MORE: Sainz blasts false rumours around latest F1 move

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