F1 vehicle design proposals focus on aerodynamics for better racing

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To address those concerns, F1 has revealed these designs for new cars in the 2021 season.

There are for now no official details on the design of the new vehicle, but the one in Ferrari livery pictured on the wall behind Brawn does show some differences when compared to the current design, including 18-inch wheels, revised front wings and rear endplates that arch around the wheels.

"We've been working on the new auto for over 12 months now", Brawn said.

"The current cars lose once they get within two or three cars lengths - they lose up to 50 percent of their performance, which is why when drivers are on the same tires of the same age, they struggle to race each other". So we set about understanding why that was and how we can improve it.

As well as having the cars look good - good enough to make it on bedroom posters - F1 boss Ross Brawn says the cars have to "race well together", meaning that there's downforce control to be done at design stage. "It frustrates me when a vehicle in a video game looks better than a auto that we're racing out on the track", he added. The Briton has been vocal in saying that he wants to see how the new sport will evolve before he commits to staying but his first glimpse of what the cars could look like has been given the thumbs-up. At each stage, as we have been evolving the vehicle, we've had someone we are working with create a graphic representation artist to give us a feel of what the auto could look like.

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"I see no reason why we can't have exciting-looking cars". "How do (we) want to do it?"

On Friday, the racing body published the latest design proposals, which have been in the works for the past few years as F1 works alongside the FIA and the teams.

Of the three, the third concept is the one most closely related to the current F1 cars, with the other silver vehicle (Concept 1) representing a more futuristic ideal - see the cleaner halo incorporation and more intricate spoiler.

Brawn maintains that the tyres and wheels are still the dirtiest areas of the vehicle and can still cause huge disruption to the car's airflow.

He said next year's cars would probably be a little slower than this year's as a result and added that the same would be true of the 2021 cars because there was a risk if development was allowed to continue the cars would become dangerously fast.

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