Renault chief designer Pat Symonds talks about F1 car of 2020

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 3, 2011

The new F1 Racing magazine says that Formula 1 car design will get more radical changes in the next decade than in the past 10 years. Revamped at the end of 2010, the magazine has partnered with Renault F1 chief designer Pat Symonds to provide motorsport enthusiasts a preview of the appearance and the anticipated performance of the F1 car of 2020.

Symonds said that the components include low-profile tires on bigger wheels, the return of ground effects aerodynamics, Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) that deliver 250bhp and a standard, non-downforce rear wing.

This article can be read in Issue 179 of F1 Racing, which starts selling on January 27. The article gives ideas on how future regulation changes could result to radically-different F1 designs.

Among the factors that will be considered are the future standards on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and it will be assumed that F1 will keep its open-wheel, open-cockpit formula.

F1 teams are already working on cutting their fuel consumption by 35% in future generations of racing cars. And for the 2013 season, a more environmentally-friendly 1.6-litre turbo engine will be introduced. Symonds said in making predictions, he considered all the variant motivators that drive regulations.

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