The new regulations for F1 2021 have been revealed, and they are signaling towards a brighter Racing prospect for the future, but all is not green on the other end of the lawn as the regulations, and the regulators have been put through a lot of scrutinies, and the key stakeholders have tried to bend them to their own advantage.
Some highlights of the new rules are better following cars and a cost cap on how much the team can spend over the course of the season for their developments and research for performance gains.
When it comes to the aerodynamics of the new cars the ground effect has been brought back after four decades, and that is used to direct the downforce producing part of the chassis onto the floor and the bargeboards rather than excessive flow parts on the top of the body, all of this is done in regards to reducing the wake produced by the car so when a car is following the other car the levels of downforce reduction can be reduced, and we can have good racing which is all everyone wants.
The cars look leaner and meaner, which will again have an impact on the cornering speeds that this extraordinary piece of machines have achieved during the course of a weekend. The expected drop in downforce in today's regulation is about 45 percent of the total maximum downforce of the car when it is following a car length behind the other, this is estimated to decrease to about 14 percent of total downforce lost in the upcoming regulations which are a fair point indicating that the struggle that cars have today to overtake can be neutralized in the future.
The cost cap which will be introduced in 2020 as a dry run and enforced from 2021 will see a $175 million limit to the team budget excluding some bits like the drivers salary and that of the top 3 highest played employees of the firm but apart from that most of the business is under the regulation of this cost cap, which is done in regards to level the playing field of the big 3 teams with that of the midfield or famously called "formula 1.5".
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