Ferrari’s F1 Concept: Actual Design or Challenge to the Racing Body?

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You don’t have to be a mechanic college graduate to know that Ferrari is one of the most influential and identifiable players where Formula 1 racing is concerned. In fact, the Italian auto maker has been with the single-seat auto racing class since the very beginning. So, when Ferrari decided to take to the internet to make a statement laced with subtle indications of their disdain towards the current state of F1 racing, it’s no surprise that the public opened their eyes and ears. Read on to find out more about the F1 rule revolution, as well as Ferrari’s recently released F1 concept design.

Formula 1 Endeavors to Change

If you’re pursuing an automotive career, you’ve no doubt heard about all of the reformations that the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile –F1’s governing body – has already made, or plans to make to Formula 1’s rulebook in the next few years. There have been debates about new rule changes regarding restricted horsepower levels, aerodynamics, tire life, bodywork design, and most recently, helmet change restrictions. While some of the leading teams are all for change and are able to dish out the money to make these changes to their vehicles to remain competitive, others have had to drop out of the races entirely because they simply could not afford to keep up with all of the additional expenses.

F1 Commission Meet in Geneva

A recent meeting of the F1 commission in Geneva concluded that the rules revolution will have to wait until at least 2017 to be enforced. In order to alter or change the 2016 rules after March 1, there must be a unanimous vote from all teams in the championship. And of course, while some teams, like Ferrari, were all for change, others were reluctant to bring their cars to an automotive service technician so quickly, and preferred to wait until 2017. According to sources at Autoblog.com, F1 commission attendees agreed that “it would be better to spend more time working through fully concrete proposals for 2017 that would definitely make an improvement rather than rush things.”

Ferrari’s F1 Concept

Before the Geneva meeting, Ferrari created a website featuring its new F1 concept design. Even though the Italian auto giant’s concept design is a stunner, it’s likely that the public won’t be seeing it on the track anytime soon. Though it hasn’t been confirmed, Ferrari’s intention behind the concept design was to spark conversation and debate about the desperate need for a revamping of the overall look of F1 race cars.

Ferrari included a question with the launch of its concept design, it read: “Would it be possible to come up with an F1 car which not only is technologically advanced, but also captivating to the eye and aggressive-looking? And could this be made without having to overturn the current technical rules?” The Italian auto manufacturer also included a comments box on beneath the image of the ultra-modern concept in the hopes of prompting fans to leave their opinions.

Are you for or against changes being made to the Formula 1 rules?

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