Editorial: The Next Era of Formula 1


I have a confession to make. I am a Formula 1 junkie. If Formula 1 was the only racing series in the world, I would still be happy. Not that I dislike other series, I follow most motorsport, I just think Formula 1 is the pinnacle of performance, the “Holy Grail” of motorsport for designers and competitors.
This year we are going to see some big changes in Formula 1, they are returning to slick tires (from grooved tires) and they have made changes to the formula to limit how the designer can apply aerodynamics in the design. This is in an effort to increase over-taking and make the race more exciting for the spectators. They have also introduced KERS (kinetic energy recycling system), which requires a separate discussion. More after the jump!

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