How F1's best and worst traits have shaped the new ground-effect F2 car
the whole, it has been a mix of positives and challenges for the new ground-effect cars in grand prix racing. The cars have shown better capability to follow each other, resulting in closer battles. However, there were difficulties with severe porpoising that affected the early running of the new cars. Despite the challenges, the positive aspects of the new rules set have influenced the design of the feeder series F2’s next-generation car for 2024, aligning it more with F1’s current generation. The focus is on creating a car that can race well and facilitate overtaking. The FIA’s technical director, Tim Goss, emphasizes the lessons learned from F1 in shaping the F2 car’s direction, particularly in terms of wake shape and dealing with disturbed flow. Additionally, the FIA and F2 have taken extra steps to ensure the effectiveness of DRS, with an eye-catching rear wing design featuring a massive speed-delta triggering DRS element.