F1 » New-look F1 on cards for 2013

Veteran designers Patrick Head and Rory Byrne charged with overhaul of F1's technical specification in search of excitement and efficiency.

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JG - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 10:39 AM

small wings, shaped floors, 1.5 litre turbocharged engines... it's 1981 all over again.
I'd like to know just how they'll implement it though - personally I'd like the regs to allow any shape or length of venturi tunnel but with a strict maximum volume which should at least give the designers several options

Billy .

December 22, 2010 11:23 AM

The amount of rear drag (dirty air) currently produced needed to be reduced. It doesn't matter if you have a front wing the size of a barn door it hasn't helped. Although 2010 was a great year, it's good to see a proactive stance towards better closer racing.

Diarmuid - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 11:46 AM

This line worries me:

"you've got to come up with a car spec that is not going to be more than five seconds a lap slower than a current F1 car'.

5 seconds is a bloody eternity. At some tracks the P2 cars are only 5-6 seconds off the pace. How on earth is it going to be the pinnicle if they are barely any faster than a feeder series which costs a fraction of the price?

Igor Brezovic

December 22, 2010 11:48 AM

too many space for foul play me thinks...
Turbos and skirts sound soooo good, so does less dirty air. Anything that will encourage passing and dogfight is good, never mind the small engines and big tires (slides are welcome).
2010 was great, considering points, but lack of pure wheel-to-wheel racing was disappointing... again.
If new rules bring new level of racing-bring it on!

Binley - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 11:48 AM

It's great news. This gives the teams a fresh piece of paper to start again, with clear boundaries. It will be an indication of who's going to be most innovative, creative, and thinking way past outside the box. We have already begun to see glimpses of it in WRC2011 cars. Why not F1.

sokudo - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 12:27 PM

this will be a good thing. will allow for better overtaking and to see who the truly good drivers are compared to who the one-dimensional guys are. will be difficult to adapt to i think but i can see a lot of creativity being shown in 2013 by a lot of teams. the f1 cars will look quite a bit different too so being born in 1992, i'll get to see live hopefully cars reminiscent of those of the 1980s. plus, the high corner speeds will look awesome on tv haha. i'm all for it. good f1 news for me after the reinstatement of team orders which i'm not a fan of at all.

Mark - Unregistered

December 22, 2010 12:31 PM

I'm all for the change as long as it's for the better... however... what I'm not looking forward to in that first season is the constant 'that wing/exhaust/turbo/floor plan etc can't be legal' arguments as each team has a slightly different interpretation of the design spec.

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