A New Era of Formula One

September 12th, 2022 by

Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch - W13
Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch - W13
Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch - Steve Etherington
Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E Performance Launch - Steve Etherington

A New Era of Formula One 

The 2022 Formula One (F1) season is in full swing, and it is having a moment. With the new regulations come a new breed of F1 cars that are tailored specifically to promote better racing. In collaboration with the FIA, F1’s Motorsports team developed the re-engineered F1 cars that will feature a completely new front wing design (among other changes). For better stability on the track, the cars and drivers must now meet a minimum combined weight of 798 KG. The weight limit is just one of many new regulations for Formula One in 2022.  

F1 tires will also undergo a technical transformation for 2022. Pirelli, the sole supplier of tires for all of the F1 teams, shifted from 13-inch to 18-inch tires. The newly developed compounds and constructions for these 18-inch tires are designed to reduce overheating. Pirelli boss Mario Isola says “he hopes will help improve the racing spectacle alongside the brand-new breed of F1 cars.”  

In addition to new tires, you will see a new braking system on the F1 cars in 2022 slowing the cars from over 200mph to 50mph, in under three seconds. These new brakes were designed specifically for each team by the industry-leading innovator of brake technology, Brembo. 

New car, new tires, new brakes…new era of F1. With so many developments to be excited about this season you can’t help but get excited. Which driver and team do you think has best adapted to the changes?     

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