F1 2021 Season

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Formula 1 will unveil on Thursday at Silverstone a full-scale model of a 2022 Grand Prix car designed around the sport's all-new technical regulations.

Next season, Formula 1 will usher in a new era that will hopefully carry the sport into a prosperous future.

The raft of changes will include a return to ground-effect aerodynamics that will lead to less reliance on wings for downforce, a change that should allow cars to follow each other more closely which in turn should boost overtaking opportunities.

Team designers are also contending with a redefined front wing that will be made of a maximum of four elements overall, while the cars' rear wing should no longer feature endplates. Simplified suspension systems will also be the norm, while F1 will adopt 18-inch wheels.


To help fans visualize and understand the changes, a life-size 2022 F1 car will be rolled out at a dedicated launch event entitled 'F1 One Begins' during which fans will be taken on "a journey through the ages before arriving at the most futuristic racing car of all-time", according to Formula 1.

To support the dynamic launch event, a panel of experts will be on hand to talk through the 2022 car's revolutionary design and explain the thinking behind the changes.

F1 One Begins will be streamed on F1.com, the F1 YouTube channel and Facebook at 1500 BST/1400 UTC on Thursday July 15.
 

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The 2 second dead pitstops will be a thing of the past. No way 4 x 18 inch tyres get changed in around in 2 seconds.

If they can fix the wake from the back of the leading car, formula 1 could usher in a whole new era of awesome racing.
 

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The 2 second dead pitstops will be a thing of the past. No way 4 x 18 inch tyres get changed in around in 2 seconds.

If they can fix the wake from the back of the leading car, formula 1 could usher in a whole new era of awesome racing.
The weight and size will be practically the same.

They're just going to have a bigger alloy with a smaller sidewall of tyre, they won't be any harder to lift/move.
 

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The 2 second dead pitstops will be a thing of the past. No way 4 x 18 inch tyres get changed in around in 2 seconds.

If they can fix the wake from the back of the leading car, formula 1 could usher in a whole new era of awesome racing.
why not ? , I doubt the weight will be much different, some training on the bigger size and the sub 2 second pit will be very do-able.
 

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why not ? , I doubt the weight will be much different, some training on the bigger size and the sub 2 second pit will be very do-able.
as part of the new regulations, each mechanic that “interacts” with a car at a pit stop must first apply one “respectable” layer of lipstick to themselves after the car is stationary in the box.

the main concern is how you can enforce “respectable” one man’s tasteful mechanic is another man’s whore. once again the fia make rule changes for the sake of it without thinking about the practicality of said changes.
 

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as part of the new regulations, each mechanic that “interacts” with a car at a pit stop must first apply one “respectable” layer of lipstick to themselves after the car is stationary in the box.

the main concern is how you can enforce “respectable” one man’s tasteful mechanic is another man’s whore. once again the fia make rule changes for the sake of it without thinking about the practicality of said changes.
:lol::lol: love your replay
 

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The 2 second dead pitstops will be a thing of the past. No way 4 x 18 inch tyres get changed in around in 2 seconds.

If they can fix the wake from the back of the leading car, formula 1 could usher in a whole new era of awesome racing.
What's wrong with 2 second pitstops?

F1 is a sport where every second counts and having a quick pit stop which edges out your competition is brilliant stuff. They really should award fastest pit stop with extra points and dock the slowest one to make things interesting.
 

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Didnt realise Lando was mugged by thugs outside Wembely stadium on sunday as he was getting into his car. They took his 40k watch.
 

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Didnt realise Lando was mugged by thugs outside Wembely stadium on sunday as he was getting into his car. They took his 40k watch.
Anyone sporting a 40k watch is surely also sporting a good insurance policy. Not saying it makes up for being mugged but he should be covered for the financial loss.
 

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Sprint qualifiers basically being a mini 17 lap GP could be very interesting, sounds like good idea but not sure how it will work out in reality
 

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Anyone sporting a 40k watch is surely also sporting a good insurance policy. Not saying it makes up for being mugged but he should be covered for the financial loss.
My guess is it wasn't his watch, Mclaren are sponsored by RM and if it was a prototype then it's likely he was given it just to wear at the game.
 

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Seems a lack of hype for this Silverstone GP. Had to check the calendar to find indeed the British GP is starting tomorrow. Really thought there was some 3 week gap going on.
 

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The focus this weekend at Silverstone will be on Saturday's Sprint Qualifying event, but the British Grand Prix's innovative format has required a few significant changes on the tyre front.

First and foremost, Pirelli will officially roll out its new rear tyre that was sampled by teams in Austria.

The structural change, brought about by the failures suffered by Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll last month in Baku, has led to a more robust and durable tyre that will be used for the remainder of the season.

In terms of compounds, the Italian manufacturer has nominated the same rubber as last year's British Grand Prix: the C1 hard, C2 medium and C3 soft, or the hardest compounds in Pirelli's range due the high energy demands of Silverstone Circuit.

However, allocations have been tweaked, considering the inclusion of sprint qualifying. There will be 12 sets of slicks per driver (instead of 13): two sets of C1 hards, four sets C2 mediums, and six sets of C3 softs.

In addition, drivers will rely on six sets of intermediates and three sets of full wets in case of wet weather conditions.

So, here's a rundown on the tyre rules that will govern each session:

1. All compounds available for Friday's FP1 and Saturday's FP2

2. Only the soft tyre can be used in Friday's 60-minute qualifying session which will follow the same three-segment process as usual.

3. In Saturday's sprint qualifying, drivers will have a free choice of tyres with no obligatory pit stop. Classification will determine the grid for Sunday's race.

4. On race day, again, all drivers will have a free choice of tyres, but the mandatory stop to use two different compounds still applies.

"There are plenty of new things to look forward to during the Silverstone weekend," said Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola.

"First and foremost the introduction of sprint qualifying for the first of three races this year, which will completely alter the dynamic and rhythm of the weekend as well as having an important effect on how the tyres are used.

"The different ways in which the teams interpret these new regulations and make the most of them is going to be fascinating to watch.

"We're also introducing the new construction of rear tyre that was tested successfully in Austria with positive feedback.

"As for Silverstone itself, it remains one of the biggest test of the year for tyres thanks to all its fast corners, meaning that some degree of tyre management is always essential.

"Another key factor is of course the British weather, which is famously variable at this time of year."
 

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Sprint racing sounds a conplete waste of time. Who is going to take risks knowing that one cockup will see their sunday GP ruined?
 

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DRS should be scrapped anyway.
It probably will be if as the models suggest that there is only a 4% downforce loss when within 0.3 seconds of the car infront, unlike the 35% that happens currently.

RB seem to be throwing alot of resources into this seasons championship. Win the constructors and their wind tunnel time will be the lowest on the grid next season. Be interesting to see if next years RB is compromised by RB going all out this season.
 

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It probably will be if as the models suggest that there is only a 4% downforce loss when within 0.3 seconds of the car infront, unlike the 35% that happens currently.

RB seem to be throwing alot of resources into this seasons championship. Win the constructors and their wind tunnel time will be the lowest on the grid next season. Be interesting to see if next years RB is compromised by RB going all out this season.
yeah I had forgot about the wind tunnel time.
Maybe it could affect them, just adds to my theory that Mercedes have already written off this season and throwing all in to next.
Being behind RB , you would think Toto wold be pretty disappointed, but he seems to look OK with it.
Or maybe I am just seeing things that are not there :confused: