Formula One fans have been given a glimpse into what the sport could look like in the near-distance future.
F1 have released a host of stunning new concept cars on Friday afternoon that will not only improve the overall look of the vehicle but also the action on track.
The sport has been working with the FIA to create a F1 car for 2021 and beyond with an idea to stylistically integrate the halo into the design while helping improve the aerodynamics.
Formula One have released a stunning set of images of concept cars for the 2021 season and beyond on Friday afternoon
F1 released a couple of different concepts with the above design described as ‘more refined and stylistically more aggressive’
F1 have been working alongside the FIA governing body during the design process while keeping the teams in the loop
F1 boss Ross Brawn insisted that the cars must race well together after initial research showed that the current crop struggle to do just that.
‘When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together,’ Brawn told the
‘Once the cars get within a few car lengths of each other, they lose 50% of their downforce. That’s a substantial amount of performance lost. So we set about understanding why that was and how we can improve it. I’m pleased to say we’re at about 80%.
‘As time has gone on, another of the primary objectives was to make great looking cars. We want cars that look better than what you see in a video game, cars that kids want to have up on their walls. At each stage, as we have been evolving the car, we’ve had someone we are working with create a graphic representation artist to give us a feel of what the car could look like.
These sketches break down how the halo will be incorporated more into the car’s design, giving it a sleeker look
‘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? We want a car that is inspiring. F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and the car should look sensational.’
F1 have been working with the governing body throughout the process of designing the sleek new designs for the cars while keeping in touch with all the teams.
Some of the concepts show that the halo above the cockpit is stylistically more integrated with the car’s design while others show how the design team are looking at controlling the airflow over the wheels.
The futuristic designs is hoping to encourage current teams to stay in the sport while inspiring new teams to join
Another concept shows more angles of the 2021 cars while the design team focus on controlling the airflow over the wheels
Brawn maintains that the tyres and wheels are still the dirtiest areas of the car and can still cause huge disruption to the car’s airflow. He believes that this idea can mature as it is worked on over the next few years.
While the ideas are just that at the moment, an idea, work will continue to develop and create the real thing over the next three years.
Brawn is also hoping that the concepts will encourage teams to stay in F1 while also inspiring new teams to join the sport.