F1 eyes 2025 rules tweak to combat 50% drop in key aero metric

F1 eyes 2025 rules tweak to combat 50% drop in key aero metric
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F1 eyes 2025 rules tweak to combat 50% drop in key aero metric

Following complaints from several drivers about the difficulty of racing closely in the current generation of cars, it has been revealed that the FIA has been made aware of the situation. According to the FIA’s analysis, the 2023 cars have lost 50% of the downforce gains that were achieved for 2022 when running behind another car. This supports comments made by Carlos Sainz after the Italian Grand Prix, where he expressed that it was becoming increasingly challenging to follow other cars. With the situation not expected to improve next year, the FIA is considering adjustments for 2025. FIA’s single-seater director, Nikolas Tombazis, stated that they have identified areas, such as the front wing endplate, floor side, and wheel fins, where they can introduce more restrictive rules to improve aerodynamics. However, Tombazis acknowledged that certain aspects of current car developments, such as flexible bodywork, may not be within the FIA’s jurisdiction to regulate.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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