Every year we see various changes taking place in Formula 1, which could either be good, back or just not on with the fans. When we compare the F1 cars from 10 years ago to today, it’s easy to say that they don’t even below in the same racing class or that the older car isn’t an F1 car.
Some might say one of the biggest changes was the engines, but when you look at all the differences over the last few years, you can see that just about everything has changed and we see some of the teams that didn’t do well in the past are making their way up and becoming more advanced than others.
Well, 2019 is set to be yet again completely different and any team would be able to take on the podium. The changes might not be massive, but they certainly make things possible for all teams. We might even see the biggest teams fall back in the standing while new winners come through.
The changes are all geared towards the Ross Brawn vision of F1 in the future who has also said that F1 should be absolutely sensational in their looks, giving almost a video game vibe to the race and make it even further unique in its own ways.
He wants to make the sport more exciting for both eh racing teams and those who watch F1. The changes we’ve seen over the law few years have done that in multiple ways already, but it’s said that the biggest differences will come in 2021, of which these 2019 changes are already preparing for.
Below, we have a look at some changes for the 2019 F1 season and how it affects the cars. These rules set the standard for both 2019 and 2020, making them important to take note of as we’re sure to see major changes to the races and who wins them!
Front Wing Changing Again
Since 2009, we’ve seen almost endless changes to the front wing as they become wider, then shorted, longer, have more fins and change in all possible ways. In 2019, they’re going back to basics and keeping it simply about avoiding turbulence over the front wheel. At the end of the day, that’s what the front wing is all about, trying to redirect the wing around the car.
The reason we say it’s going back to basics is the fact they are removing many of the aspects added over the last few years. Now it will only be 5 fins that don’t overlap each other, and they won’t be split into little sections either, giving the car a smoother look, but more importantly, it decreases the wake from the wings, allowing the cards behind to perform better, creating a more exciting race with more overtakes.
There will also be other regulations for the front wing, which hasn’t been released, but we know additional weight restrictions will be applied along with other rules that don’t allow twisting of all sorts to gain an advantage.