Formula One reveals radical new rules to improve racing

Formula One reveals radical new rules to improve racing

It will be some 25kg heavier, with simpler front wings, no bargeboards and bigger wheels. The high-profile tyres now used in F1 tend to move around and deflect a great deal, which has an impact on aerodynamics. Teams will also be forced to put inexperienced drivers behind the wheels of their cars in a minimum of two practice sessions each season, which may result in more shake-ups to the established driver hierarchies, and this approach may benefit teams that can't now rely on calling drivers up from other series in which they participate. A tyre with a stiffer side wall doesn't move as much, simplifying the aerodynamics and thus reducing development investment.

The changes are led by some striking new-looking cars with F1 that reveals the design he has worked on for the past two years.

One of the goals was to find a solution to the loss of downforce that the current cars experience when running in another car's wake.

The idea is to reduce the effect of "dirty air" from a vehicle in front on one trying to follow. All we hope is that from 2021 and beyond we'll be talking about the awesome on-track action before the behind-the-scenes drama of the F1 paddock.

"This has teeth. If you fraudulently breach the financial regulations, you will be losing your championship", he said. As expected, there will be a cost cap implemented for the 2021 season of $175 million, with an additional $1 million added every time a new race is added to the calendar. All of the big teams wanted cost control. It's been a virtually unfixable issue since the dawn of high downforce cars, but F1's boffins believe the 2021 regs have finally cracked the problem by throwing the culprit - dirty air - skywards, rather than directly into the path of the chasing vehicle (as shown below). Tyre blankets are remaining for 2021 and 2022.

The cost cap is being set at $175m per team, per year, and applies to anything that covers on-track performance.

Brawn said the maximum number of races will increase to 25 but with shorter race weekends with current Thursday activities, such as scrutineering, condensed into Friday so that teams can turn up a day later.

Closer racing and smaller budgets.

The Red Bull driver, maintaining that he only saw the Bottas crash that brought out the yellow flag and not the flag itself - repeated that he felt the stewards had been "very fair" in awarding him the penalty. "So the idea of continuing on with them even beyond non-Formula 1, probably heavily involved within Daimler and beyond I think is quite attractive".

The dramatic overhaul of the sport is aimed at producing closer and cheaper competition. The FIA firmly believes this is the start of a journey, not the end. Independent regulators will be appointed to make sure teams aren't spending dollars they aren't allowed. After much discussion, all parts of the cars have been classified into different categories. "We tried to capture areas that make a difference between teams".

Items like fuel pumps will now fall under a push for standardised parts and must be made to a prescribed design. The number of components or indeed the number of teams supplied is entirely unrestricted. This is due to the airflow coming off the new cars being cleaner and directed higher, reducing its impact on cars behind it. "The reality is the performance of these new cars is about where we were in 2016 and I don't think anyone was complaining about the cars being slow". "Let's see how it evolves".

The process has been complicated by a struggle to get teams on the same page - at the Japanese Grand Prix, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto reminded F1 of its power to veto any rule change it does not like as negotiations intensified.

"These regulations are an important and major step, however, this is an ongoing process and we will continue to improve these regulations and take further steps to enable our sport to grow and achieve its full potential".

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