In a presentation at the Singapore GP, Ross Brawn said plans for the next generation of cars had evolved across three different concepts over the past 12 months with all teams engaged in providing analysis and feedback.
“I want exciting-looking cars,” said Brawn.
“We want cars that look better than what you see in a video game, cars that kids want to have up on their walls.”
Brawn, F1’s managing director of motorsports, said the 2019 cars would:
- Lose only 20 per cent of performance when following another car, compared to a 50 per cent loss at the moment, making it easier to race and overtake
- Feature bigger wheels
- Use ideas from all three different concepts devised so far
He hopes the sport can sign off the 2021 regulations by the end of next season.
Lewis Hamilton, whose F1 contract with Mercedes runs to 2020, has given his early backing to the futuristic designs.
Reacting to images originally posted social media, Hamilton said in an Instagram Story: “I’m def gonna [sic] be driving if cars look like this…just please bring a V12 or V10 [engine] back.”
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