Lewis Hamilton likes the look of F1's future cars

Angelo Anderson
Сентября 16, 2018

Brawn showed three different concept designs and said the 2021 cars would incorporate the best features from all of them.

All three ideas are much more dramatic in appearance than current F1 machinery, showing how the Halo cockpit protection can be cohesively integrated with the styling. F1 said the concept is mostly about making a more "aesthetically pleasing" halo.

That's following the release of new and innovative vehicle designs for 2021 in Formula One.

It's been one of the hottest topics in Formula 1 all year - how will the sport look when Liberty Media's 2021 vision becomes a reality? "Once the cars get within a few auto lengths of each other, they lose 50 percent of their downforce".

For those starting on the hyper-soft, Pirelli recommends switching to the soft on lap 13, but such is the gap in performance between the hyper-soft and soft when new - over two seconds according to Mercedes - most teams are expected to opt for the ultra-soft and curb the pace of the vehicle if necessary to protect the rubber. So we set about understanding why that was and how we can improve it.

As for the future generation racers, Brawn said that the organization is "looking at a new style of Formula 1 vehicle, aesthetically more modern and futuristic, as I don't think we've really captured as much as we could do in that regard".

Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the proposed new look. 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.

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"This s*** looks dope af", he wrote in an Instagram post. "F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and the vehicle should look sensational".

Not everyone was convinced, however.

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene offered more of a verbal shrug, however.

This process has led to a series of concepts, which have evolved in three stages - and will continue to develop. The costs of running a current F1 auto are astronomical, with over £100 million invested just into the front wing alone. And the front wing no longer need look like H.R. Giger got a job working in the sport, since it no longer needs multiple elements that stop working in dirty air.

"I'm not going to pretend from day one that we will have the flawless solution, certainly from the aesthetics, because try as hard as we can we cannot anticipate every move the teams will make", he said.

Still, I am curious how hard the notoriously change-resistant teams will push back in the coming months before Brawn finalizes the 2021 rule book.

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