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Formula 1 releases first images of 2021's car vision

  • F1 recently unveiled what can be called the iterations of the latest cars for the 2021 season and beyond, and they got everyone talking.
Dev Tyagi
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:14 IST

Here's a version of the F1 2021 cars of the future

In a sport that's always about moving into the future with great vigour and speed, one can hardly refrain from imagining the endless possibilities of its future. Already, a lot has been said and deliberated regarding the upcoming season 2021 rules.

But one was far from having anything of an imaginable glimpse or peek about the cars of the future. Now, it appears, one can have a little more than just a clue. A few hours back, F1 released what can be called the first images of an iteration of the Formula 1 2021 cars.

In a jiffy, and understandably so, the images surfaced everywhere on the Internet and turned into some form of a viral feature. The new images released by F1 are, therefore, in line with the new set of rules expected to run in the 2021 season.

After undergoing considerable research and design effort, it's safe to say that F1 has shaped the vision and version of what everyone says are futuristic cars for the seasons ahead. These pictures were released using CFD.

Formula 1's official Instagram page carried the exciting first image of the 2021 car and instantly spun the world into a spiral of discussion and endless chatter. Along with the featured shot, the text read as under:

This iteration of the design rolled into action in Sauber’s wind tunnel in July as tests continue on the new model.

But one wonders whether it would be a bit too early to suggest that from what one can see, the 2021 cars seem like a bit of a departure from the current design scheme. There are noticeably less complex aerodynamic elements, keeping in mind the sport's vision to lower costs and heighten the designability.

Of course, it's worthwhile to reiterate that a huge part of the sport's future vision would pertain to making the competition a lot more intense amid the teams than what exists at present.

It's believed that the cars' front wing design will continue to be evolved as time progresses. There were some interesting insights shared by Mr. Pat Symonds, F1's chief technical officer:


“The wind tunnel testing we are doing is slightly different to what the teams might do.” He further added, "While we naturally have an interest in what those forces are and particularly how those forces change as the car moves, we’re even more interested in what is happening to the turbulent air behind the car."

Published 22 Aug 2019, 19:49 IST
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