Formula 1 bosses have unveiled the first car built to the radically new 2022 rules that will be introduced for next season in a bid to increase competition.
A prototype machine built to the new rules was unveiled at Silverstone ahead of this weekend’s British GP, giving the first official glimpse at the simplified aerodynamics that will feature on the new machines.
The rules package was developed over the course of two years by the FIA, motorsport’s governing body, and F1 teams and bosses. They put more emphasis on mechanical rather than aerodynamic grip, which should make it easy for the cars to follow each other closely.
F1 managing director Ross Brawn said: “We still have cars struggling to follow each other during the race. The regulations for 2022 will address this problem and create an opportunity for closer battles and more wheel-to-wheel racing.”
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