Aerodynamics, Suspension and Engine, the performance differentiators to decide F1 Future

A robust team of Formula 1 specialists has been assigned to shape the direction of future for the F1.

F1 is enthusiastic about reviving its relationship with the audience and will try to engage fans. The team, which will be led by Ross Brawn and it will also include Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds, will focus on three core performance areas aerodynamics, suspension and engine.


The F1 will focus on the technical regulations as identified and recommended by Brawn’s team.


While speaking at the MIA’s Entertainment and Energy-Efficient Motorsport Conference Symonds said, “We’re look at the technical and sporting regulations.

“We need to use this lens [audience research] to inspect each change we want to make. Now we can say, let’s decide what our performance differentiators are.

“F1 technical regulations are split into 21 sections. As we go through those sections, we can see some of them aren’t very relevant to the spectacle.

“So we decided that what we wanted to do was technically, we wanted to have three performance differentiators.

“Those would be aerodynamics – it is interesting to a lot of people and no one could write rules that didn’t make it a performance differentiator so we might as well expect it and make it one of the things that matters.

“Equally, the power unit. For manufacturers involved in F1, it’s important to them. It interesting to fans so let’s make it a performance differential.

“Finally is suspension – and by that I mean the way we treat the tyres, the way the teams use the tyres. Those are the three technical differentiators that we want to see.

“There will be others – drivers, pitstops, pit crew, strategy. But these are the technical things we’re really going to focus on.”


The team is also considering other aspects that affect the “cost” and “predictability”.

“We need to look at the costs,” he said. “Costs are making it difficult for those further down the field to make an impression on the leaders.

“We want to get rid of predictability. Over the last couple of decades, the worst times in racing have been when the result has been predictable.

“We had a little bit of it with the Mercedes domination. At least for a couple of years we didn’t know which driver might have won.

“We want to look at the spectacle, we want visual appeal, we want to recognise the role of the driver.

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