Presentation at silverstone: this is what the new formula 1 car for 2022 looks like!

First real images: Formula 1 presented a prototype for the 2022 season under the new regulations for the first time at silverstone

This is what the Formula 1 of the future will look like: in silverstone, the racing series unveiled a first prototype for the 2022 season. Then a new formula 1 regulation will take effect, which will change the look of the cars. And the model now presented gives a first visual impression of the future Formula 1 race car as envisioned by the makers of the racing series.

Formula 1 sports chief ross brawn points to the "beginning of a new era and explains: "with the current cars, the drivers still have problems following each other. The rules for 2022 address this issue. We get a chance for closer duels and more wheel-to-wheel scenes."

Because a set of financial regulations based on a budget cap has been drawn up in parallel with the technical regulations, brawn sees the prerequisites for "a somewhat more balanced championship. He also expects "the gaps in the field to close".

And so to the external features of the new formula 1 car, as now shown at silverstone: one of the most striking new features compared to the as-is state is the lowered, wide nose, which is directly connected to the front wing and its flaps.

The rear wing has also been given a new shape that does not require any side end plates at the level of the wing profiles. The end plates, which will be positioned further down in the future, will be much narrower, and the rear wing itself will be smaller than before.

Formula 1 2022: most changes on the underbody!

The biggest changes, however, are found underneath the car: several so-called venturi ducts guide the air from the sidepods along the underbody and towards the diffuser, taking advantage of the ground effect. From 2022, therefore, there will be considerably more downforce under the car, which should make it easier to drive behind it. here are the first details of the drivers confirmed so far for 2022!

The formula 1 is moving away from its principle of a flat underbody. This was introduced in 1983 because the ground-effect vehicles with side skirts that had prevailed until then had simply become too fast. This had led to numerous serious accidents up to 1982. But now the ground effect is making its Formula 1 comeback.

The following car loses less downforce

The halo cockpit protection also appears on the 2022 formula 1 car. New additions include small air deflectors above the front wheels, which are intended to minimize turbulence there. This also reduces the dirty air and is supposed to favor the catching up of a following vehicle.

according to formula 1 studies, cars under the current regulations have lost up to 45 percent downforce when chasing another car. This figure is expected to be between five and ten percent under the new formula 1 regulations. In theory, this speaks for better racing. Get first details about the 2022 formula 1 calendar here!

Nikolas tombazis, technical director of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), said months ago: "We want to make duels possible again without the tires degrading and the attacker having only a limited time window in which to attack."

The formula 1 2022 slows down

And this brings us to the next change: the previous 13 inch wheels give way to the new 18 inch wheels. This also has consequences for the visual appearance of the cars, which will "look exciting" from 2022 onwards, according to Formula 1 racing boss ross Brawn and that "even at a standstill". In addition, the new race cars are said to be "considerably more robust" be built.

All these changes will probably slow down the formula 1 by several seconds per lap.

At least, that’s what tombazis expects based on the simulations he and his technical team have created over the years.

so much simulation work is in the new formula 1 car

Total 7.500 simulations are said to have been run, for a petabyte of data. By the way, this corresponds to 1.000 terabytes or, according to formula 1, the data volume of a good third of all photos on facebook. If you would fill desk drawers with printouts, you would need 40 million drawers for it.

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