Formula One organizers noticed something about the current F1 vehicle design: the cars don't race very well together on the track. For the 2019 season, F1 already announced a simplified front wing with a larger span and low outwash potential, a simplified front brake duct with no winglets and a wider and deeper rear wing.
The auto not only features 18-inch wheels, which F1 is planning on racing from 2021 onwards, but a simpler overall design.
Ross Brawn, the former team boss who is now F1's managing director for sport, presented images created by a graphic artist showing how the next generation might look after a rules revolution post-2020. We started the ball rolling, but all of the teams now have models that we've initiated and they're looking at them and feeding back into us, what they're finding with these models in their own analysis.
'As time has gone on, another of the primary objectives was to make great looking cars. 'What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other. At the moment we have got designs which only lose 20 per cent, so they are at 80 per cent of their performance. Estimating that the current regulations mean a 50 per cent reduction in downforce in this situation, Brawn says the new regulation has improved this by 30 per cent, so that a auto only loses 20 per cent downforce. The year 2021 stands to be key in Liberty's ownership of F1 as they are set to introduce a raft of new regulations, including new engines and tyres.More news: Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above
"We're listening to what the fans want, we want to engage with their passion, we want them to feel that Formula One is listening to them".
The first concept (above) shows how the halo cockpit protection device can be much more integrated and subsequently more aesthetically pleasing.
"I see no reason why we can't have exciting-looking cars". The 18-inch wheels that will be a part of the future F1 tyre contract are visible too.
"Everybody goes their way sometimes, but I think at the end we can find the solution".
Brawn said Formula One wanted drivers in cars that "young people want to stick up on their walls".