F1 targets 50kg weight reduction as part of 2026 rules revamp

F1 targets 50kg weight reduction as part of 2026 rules revamp
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F1 targets 50kg weight reduction as part of 2026 rules revamp

The FIA is currently working on new chassis regulations for motor racing that will come into effect in 2026. Changes include a shift towards active aero and a reduction in car weight by around 50kg. This will result in smaller, lighter single-seater cars with narrower wheels and rear wings. However, concerns have been raised about the potential for “Frankenstein cars” and the need for gear changes during races to boost hybrid systems. The FIA has carried out extensive simulations to ensure that the changes will enhance racing and overtaking opportunities. It is important to consider the evolution of both the engine and chassis together.

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Source: Autosport.com

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