Formula 1 has unveiled the first full-scale mock-up of the new cars set to be introduced next season.
Next year’s cars will look radically different from the current era machinery.
The new cars are designed to create more exciting racing.
To achieve this, the new car has most of its total downforce generated from the underbody, which creates a much cleaner wake so trailing cars can follow more easily.
The once overly complex front wings have been dumbed down to a four-element wing attached directly to nose, and is less sensitive to wake.
Bargeboards are no longer permitted, and there is now a simplified rear wing design that minimises the vortices they shed.
One of the more notable changes is the wheel rim size is bumped up from 13-inches to 18-inches.
The new tyres are supposed to be less temperature sensitive to allow drivers to push harder for longer during a stint.
The current 1.6-litre V6 hybrid power unit that has been in play since 2014 remains for next year and will be until at least 2025.
Overall, last night’s launch at Silverstone didn’t reveal anything too new for anyone.
The car is essentially the same as small-scale versions designed over the past year, though it is interesting to see what the completed look of a real-life sized car does look like.