Design of Formula One in the Future
So what will the Formula 1 race car look like in the year 2020? Well, according to the folks at the British publication F1 Racing and Renault F1 chief designer Pat Symonds, something like this:
Symonds thinks that there will be low-profile tires on bigger wheels, the return of ground-effects aerodynamics, Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems that produce 250 bhp (which is 250 hp), and a standard, non-downforce rear wing.
Given the Sturm und Drang associated with F1 politics, whether there will be an open-cockpit, open-wheel series in 2020 remains to be seen.
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