Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Formula 1 reveals more details of 2021 vehicle concepts

Formula 1 reveals more details of 2021 vehicle concepts

In partnership with the FIA, the sport is working on new concepts for future regulations and in unveiling images of those plans, Brawn says the biggest focus is on ability to race and aesthetics. You can't get near it, because as soon as you do you lose performance and fall back, and you see people dropping back and the loss of performance degrades the tyres more than it should do.

'That is not to control the development, because it's critical this development achieves its objectives, but why shouldn't we have great looking cars as we're evolving the cars?

"The current cars lose up to 50 per cent of their performance once they get to within one or two vehicle lengths. which means they struggle to race each other", added the Briton.

Three different concepts have been revealed. "It frustrates me when a auto in a video game looks better than the vehicle that we are racing out on track".

"All 10 teams are working towards finding the best solution we can for 2021, so there are regular reviews for all the teams".

"I'm not going to pretend from day one that we will have the ideal solution, certainly from the aesthetics, because try as hard as we can we cannot anticipate every move the teams will make", he said. Concept 1 which is where we started, Concept 2, a little bit more extreme, our ideas have started to form more. The image below represents a guideline into how the new cars could look. "There's features on each part of the concept which may well carry over".

"So the prime goal of the work we are doing is trying to produce cars which are more raceable".

Encouragingly, the former Ferrari technical director has confirmed that the main aim of the new design rules will indeed be to ensure drivers can follow each other more closely. These proposals were to streamline the development of the cars and develop a financially sustainable future for the sport which would allow the entry of more teams and hopefully, a wider range of manufacturers.

"F2 cars can lose less performance when they are racing together, but the new IndyCar is great in that respect".

I don't know about you, but I love the way these three ideas look. We've been sharing some info with IndyCar on their experiences. The images show cars with much simpler front and rear wings and a more attractive-looking halo as those at the top look to make the racing closer, but the changes haven't been to the liking of everyone.

"It is the first time that F1 has majored on these aspects".

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