Can someone please explain why the 2017 regulations with the heavier and wider tyres and the wider car, necessitate an increase in weight to 728 kg from the 2016 value of 705 kg?
When in 1991, F1 cars and tires were wider still than 2017, and ran amongst others, a V12 engine with a 230 litre fuel tank (instead of 105 litre) and STILL weighed only 505 kg.
With all the disadvantages stacked against the 1991 car, and twenty six years automotive engineering development, should the 2017 car if anything not be much lighter?
Can somebody explain this?
2000 mm wide
405 mm Pirelli rear tire width
105 litre fuel tank
2200 mm wide
470 mm Goodyear/Pirelli rear tire width
230 litre fuel tank (!)
F1 car width now 2.0m (same as 1993-1997). Lets go crazy and bring the 2.2m cars back (<1992).