Zynerji wrote: ↑
Sun May 01, 2022 11:22 pm
Let's get back to 2008 sized cars with 2022 tunnels plz.
Why are people obsessed with narrow F1 cars? F1 cars are supposed to be wide, 2150mm wide to be precise
Even since 2005, GP2 cars were 1900mm wide compared to F1 at 1800mm wide. So in the reduction proposed for 2026, I hope they only reduce the width down to the F2 width of 1900mm and not all the way down to 1800mm.
Shorter cars? We can all get onboard with that. No problem.
It sounds like they will also pursue active aero (continuously variable wing angles). Since aerodynamic efficiency will be such a priority perhaps (my thought is) they will also pursue partially enclosed wheels.
16" wheels with the same tyre profile as current would be an easy way to save weight. Perhaps with narrower tyres too, but hopefully they only reduce the front tyre width and not the rear, and the rears stay nice and fat.
(Yet again people seem obsessed with the '98 to '16 spec narrow rear tyres for some reason?! I am almost positive it is just due to "remembrance bump" psychology effects from following F1 as a child/teenager, and not because these narrow cars with narrow tyres were actually better
than the wide cars with wide tyres from '92.)
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