Formula 1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn has revealed why the sport are looking at the drastic change.
Clearly there's a way to go before the full design rules are finalised, let alone till these cars hit the racetrack, but 2021 will be here before you know it. In partnership with the FIA, the sport is working on new concepts for future regulations and in unveiling images of those plans, Brawn says the biggest focus is on ability to race and aesthetics.
"What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other".
"When we started looking at the 2021 vehicle, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together". That's a substantial amount of performance lost.
"The current cars lose up to 50 per cent of their performance once they get to within one or two vehicle lengths. which means they struggle to race each other", added the Briton. You can't get near it, because as soon as you do you lose performance and fall back, and you see people dropping back and the loss of performance degrades the tyres more than it should do.
"We want a vehicle that is inspiring".
"When we started looking at the 2021 auto, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together", Brawn said. So the cars out there at the moment, on our assessment, lose 50 percent when they get right behind. The year 2021 stands to be key in Liberty's ownership of F1 as they are set to introduce a raft of new regulations, including new engines and tyres. The halo stands out straight away with its new curved design flowing better with the lines of the vehicle along with far greater visibility of the driver's helmet.
"I'm def (definitely) gonna be driving if cars look like this", the 33-year-old Briton said on his Instagram account. "What we are finding from their models is similar to what we are finding".
"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". And naturally, the cars are shown with 18-inch wheels. "They look better but there are a lot of technical reasons why we want them", Brawn, said. All 10 teams are working towards finding the best solution they can for 2021. "What they're finding from the models we're sharing is pretty similar to what we're finding as well, which is encouraging".