It was a big day at the Silverstone circuit on Thursday as Formula One officially launched their next generation car which will be introduced for the 2022 season.

It was fitting that the car was launched at Silverstone which of course played host to the first Grand Prix in 1950 and not only that will host the British Grand Prix this weekend.

Speaking at the launch of the new car, Managing Director of Motorsport with Formula One, Ross Brawn said:

“It feels like a very long time ago the FIA officially unveiled the regulations for the future of the sport, but after the one-year delay due to the pandemic it’s only 170 days to go until the start of 2022 when we will see the next generation of Formula 1 cars take to the track.

 

“There is huge excitement ahead of this new era, and while 2021 has been a great battle we still have cars struggling to follow each other during the race. The regulations for 2022 will address this problem and create an opportunity for closer battles and more wheel-to-wheel racing. The combined effect of the new aerodynamic regulations and financial rules, in the form of the cost cap, will create the conditions for a more balanced championship and for the gaps across the grid to close.”

Nikolas Tombazis, Single-Seater Technical Director, FIA said:

“2022 will herald a new era for the FIA Formula One World Championship, with the introduction of one of the biggest changes in regulations in the history of the sport. The FIA has led a superb collaborative effort with Formula 1 and the teams to identify the areas we feel will have the biggest impact on the ability of the cars to race each other closely on the track, and in combination with the Financial Regulations that are already in place, these new Technical Regulations should have a great positive impact on the spectacle but also on the sustainability of our Sport.”

 

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