Can Ferrari’s Bold F1 Prototype Change the Face Of Formula 1 Racing?
Ferrari has unveiled the rendered images of a cross between a modern-day F1 car and a sportscar under the name of Ferrari F1 concept. The company hopes that by showing that dramatic changes it can influence some changes in the regulations of Formula 1 racing. The picture shows aggressive looking bodywork, a twin deck front wing and lower-profile tyres.
2014 was not exactly a popular year for Formula One Racing. Fan ratings went down from F1 in favour of the brand new all-electric series Formula E, which debuted successfully. The pictures has been released at such a time when sports powerbreakers are debating what changes could be made to make F1 racing more spectacular for the fans.
Ferrari said in a statement on their website:
Would it be possible to come up with an F1 car which not only is technologically advanced, but also captivating to the eye and aggressive-looking? And could this be made without having to overturn the current technical rules? At Ferrari, we believe so. Let us introduce you to the ‘concept design’ that was conceived by our design studio (Centro Stile Ferrari) together with the Scuderia’s aero department. Minimal changes give the car a look that is way different from what have been familiar with so far. Our challenge was to create something that was – to put it short – better looking.
The pictures reveal some exclusive features. For one, the driver’s helmet appears to be connected right to the body of the car. The F1 Commission met at Geneva on Tuesday, 17th February to discuss the future rules. Wider cars, larger tyres and more powerful 1000 bhp engines were some of the reports tabled for discussion.