Technical developments for 2022

The 2022 Formula 1 season introduces new car regulations. Focus on technical developments for this new act.

The transition from 2021 to 2022 marks a turning point for F1. After an exceptional season punctuated by the coronation of Max Verstappen, the twenty drivers of the field will drive in a redesigned, improved, redesigned car. There is no lack of superlatives to qualify this model with a new look, with a rounded rear spoiler and a simplified nose added to the return of the fins above the wheels and the hubcaps on the latter to increase the downforce. The wheels undergo another big change with the introduction of 18 inch tires, always supplied by Pirelli, to reduce overheating. The pilots were also able to test these new tires in Abu Dhabi during the 2021 post-season tests.

Aerodynamics in the foreground

The improvement of aerodynamic capacities is at the heart of this new regulation, with the elimination of the side reflectors and the installation of tubes under the car to channel the air and thus strengthen its support on the ground in the wake of another car. A factor that will allow the single-seaters to be able to follow each other closely without disturbing the air to intensify the fights on the track. All these new regulations, scheduled for 2021 but postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, aim to narrow the gaps and thus strengthen competition between pilots and therefore the show to the delight of observers. In addition, the cars will use “more durable” fuel and weigh 25 kg more, reducing their speed on asphalt but the difference is too small to be noticed with the naked eye. As you can see, F1 will gain a little more intensity next year. We will have to wait until the weekend of 19-20 to get a first glimpse of this new regulation.

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