- Lewis Larkham, Crash.net
The world championship’s biggest ever rules overhaul was meant to come into effect for this season but the teams agreed to postpone the introduction of the new regulations until 2022 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, F1 showcased a life-sized version of what it has described as being “the most futuristic racing car of all time” for the first time during an event dubbed ‘F1 One Begins’.
F1 had previously presented a glimpse at the future regulations back in late 2019 when the rules were originally intended for 2021.
The all-new 2022 car will see F1 return to using ground-effect technology, with the concept specifically aimed at producing better racing and enabling chasing cars to follow more closely.
F1 hopes to achieve this by simplifying aerodynamic components including the front wing and endplate, as well as the introduction of a prescriptively shaped rear wing.
“It feels like a very long time ago the FIA officially unveiled the regulations for the future of the sport, but after the one-year delay due to the pandemic it’s only 170 days to go until the start of 2022 when we will see the next generation of Formula 1 cars take to the track,” said F1 chief Ross Brawn.
“There is huge excitement ahead of this new era, and while 2021 has been a great battle we still have cars struggling to follow each other during the race. The regulations for 2022 will address this problem and create an opportunity for closer battles and more wheel-to-wheel racing.
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