Will the 2022 F1 car be a significant upgrade?
Formula 1 racing is about to get a lot sexier in 2022. Yes, you read that correctly. The Formula 1 hotrod next season will have more enhancements and uplifting features on itself. Let’s take a closer look at the differences the 2022 F1 car will have, compared to its current model.
- Power (?)
It’s well known that a plethora of unique features will be added to the F1 car. However, the power of the 2022 F1 will remain the same as the 2021 car (1.6 litre hybrid units). There is no need to worry, Lewis Hamilton and the gang will still be maneuvering the most explosive vehicle on the planet.
- Many lifetimes of computing
The F1 2022 car has reportedly and astonishingly been engineered for 471 years worth of computing. The technical chief of F1 stated “we started the journey in 2017 so we spent longer on this car than I think any other car that has been produced in Formula 1, in terms of getting some regulations together”, says F1’s technical chief Pat Symonds.
As “the Race” mentioned, “F1’s next-generation car was meant to be introduced this year but got delayed until 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
- A new front wing and nose for F1 cars
It isn’t a new engine, but Formula 1 vehicles will have a new look wing, and nose. It surely appears the wake of the car will be swift down the side of the vehicle as much as possible. F1 nicely stated that the new front wing is designed to be the “anti-outwash wing” for the car.
- Wheel covers are making a return (for real)
Wheel covers were used all the way back in 2007, but they will be making a return in 2022! The ban was put in place in 2010, but they will be back in action and used with regulations next year.
- F1 Cars will run more on sustainable fuel
Cars will not only be more productive on the tracks in 2022, but they will be more beneficial for the environment. It’s well known that the 5.75% bio components help the environment, but the bio components will now rise to 10%. It’s worth noting that the 10% refers to ethanol, so there will be “near-zero carbon” left in the cars.