Formula 1 provides first look at 2021 concept cars

Formula 1 provides first look at 2021 concept cars

A concept vision image of the 2021 Formula 1 vehicle has been leaked across social media giving us a glimpse of what to expect with the new generation offering.

The concept image with the Ferrari livery boasts of several design differences over the current F1 vehicle.

The next major regulation change is set to be implemented in 2021, with a working group from F1 itself being headed up by managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn.

"What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other", said Brawn.

"As time has gone on, another of the primary objectives was to make great looking cars", he added.

F1 has been working on a new auto design for about a year, the 63-year-old former Mercedes and Brawn team boss said, collaborating with governing body the FIA and the teams on alleviating the problem whereby a vehicle behind another loses a significant amount of its performance. Estimating that the current regulations mean a 50 per cent reduction in downforce in this situation, Brawn says the new regulation has improved this by 30 per cent, so that a auto only loses 20 per cent downforce.

Earlier this week, Brawn and Pirelli racing boss Mario Isola spoke to fans during a Tech Talk in which the F1 sporting boss revealed a concept auto for 2021.

"We're listening to what the fans want, we want to engage with their passion, we want them to feel that Formula One is listening to them". "At the moment we have (new) designs that only lose 20% - maintain 80%". Fairings have also been introduced in front of the rear wheels in order to help tidy up airflow around the tyres. Therefore, the latest design proposals for the 2021 F1 racer focus on aerodynamics.

That's following the release of new and innovative auto designs for 2021 in Formula One. Of course, looks are entirely subjective, but if these renderings are anything to go by, they're on the right track.

"We want cars that are going to excite young people".

"But there is no guarantee and I think the key thing is to be able to respond quickly when we see things that happen that are unintended".

"We're short of engineers of the future".

"The encouraging thing is that the teams are now involved with us". "But all of the teams now have models that we have initiated and they are looking at them and feeding back information".

"And so there are regular reviews with all of the teams". The teams have a limitation on the amount of aerodynamic testing they're allowed to do, but the FIA have granted them some extra time to work specifically on this project. I'm pleased to say that the solutions are pretty aligned. "What we are finding from their models is similar to what we are finding".