A couple of days ago images leaked from a private FIA press conference where Ross Brawn outlined his plan for the future of F1. These proposals were to streamline the development of the cars and develop a financially sustainable future for the sport which would allow the entry of more teams and hopefully, a wider range of manufacturers. The costs of running a current F1 car are astronomical, with over £100 million invested just into the front wing alone. This has created a two-tier grid between the top three teams and everyone else. The image below represents a guideline into how the new cars could look.
The cars now featuring the larger wheel rims, simpler specs front and rear wings along with a more athletically pleasing halo. The halo stands out straight away with its new curved design flowing better with the lines of the car along with far greater visibility of the driver’s helmet. Apparently, the bodywork and side-pods may be open to greater development by the teams. No doubt numerous details will be announced as final specs are agreed, however according to SKY F1’s Ted Kravitz, there appear to be no plans to change the engine spec. The answer Ted received from Ross was vague at best but given the ludicrous cost and over complexity of a modern Formula One power unit, surely this would have formed as a great starting point for reducing costings and bringing in more engine manufacturers. There’s still a lot of this story to be written, but what do you think of the concept image and why are they on what appears to be an Indy oval? Let us know your thoughts in the forum. Further details have just been released on the official F1 website, we’ll be sure to have a peruse over these and garner information on some of the key changes.