Ross Brawn, the Formula One Managing Director of Motorsports, has acknowledged the fact that Liberty Media intends to create new regulations in order to make “video game cars” in the future to bring excitement into the design of the cars. While tempering expectations until the next batch of wide-scale regulation changes in 2021, Ross Brawn has revealed new Formula One owners Liberty Media have commissioned designers to produce new-look concept cars which could be introduced to the sport.
F1’s last regulation changes introduced at the start of 2017 saw the cars made wider and longer with aerodynamic rules opened up. Within those rules T-wings and fins on engine covers were also introduced but having been met by a mixed reception in terms of looks last year F1 has closed the loopholes on the designs for the 2018 Formula One championship. Ross Brawn has also hinted at work being done behind the scenes in order to create designs which integrate the Halo into future F1 cars rather than the expected appearance of the Halo’s being externally fixated.
“We are presenting to teams some ideas but once we have gone through that phase I would love to share it with the media because I think we’ve made some sensational-looking cars.” – Ross Brawn said, as reported by Sky Sports F1 – “We’ve done some great work looking to integrate the Halo because right now it looks like it has just been stuck on, which it quite literally has, but we’ve had some designers working on the aesthetics of the car for some time. The cars have got to look great, they’ve got to look almost like derivatives of video games and evolve in a way whereby the video games take inspiration from Formula 1 and not the other way around. I think we will have some great looking cars in the future.” – Formula One’s Managing Director of Motorsports explained, as reported by Sky Sports F1.