MX23RW : Sunday, July 21 04:53:53| >> :600:2758312:2758312:

No more 'futuristic' look for 2021 cars - report

No more 'futuristic' look for 2021 cars - report
© Reuters
F1 teams are apparently worried about the look of the proposed cars for 2021.

F1 teams are apparently worried about the look of the proposed cars for 2021.

Earlier, fans were generally happy with the futuristic appearance of the mocked-up drawings based on the as-yet unconfirmed new rules.

But although Liberty Media and the FIA asked the teams to keep quiet in Montreal recently, it is believed there is widespread concern that could help to explain the October rules delay.

"It looks like a bigger Indycar," one source told Auto Motor und Sport when considering the current 2021 car concept.

"I can't imagine that it will appeal to the target group of 20-25 year olds. The original futuristic approach has disappeared.

"The cars in the computer games look better than these ones in reality," the source added.

There are other concerns as well. The 2021 cars will get even heavier, and gearbox design will be frozen for a period of five years.

"What do we do with our gearbox people?" another source said. "We can't get rid of them because we will need them again in five years."

Plans for standardised parts, including cooling systems, are also unpopular, with many believing the basic DNA of Formula 1 is being diluted.

F1 CEO Chase Carey defends the plans.

"It's about improving competition and also about the potential to bring new teams to Formula 1," he told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV.

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Chase Carey

Share this article now:
Sports Mole Instagram banner
Chase Carey pictured on March 5, 2019
Read Next:
Spa promoter wants to renegotiate F1 contract
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
/esi/758/0/index.html - esi:0:site:0:-p-: {0}: - :T758:-: {0}: < ! - - T  758 {0} - - >  : 
Pre-Season Friendlies
Rugby Championship
Scottish League Cup
Belgian Super Cup
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account