Formula One provided the racing enthusiastic with a titillating taster of the vehicles that will debut in 2021.
The new cars were unveiled at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, where this weekend’s GP is being held, the 19th edition of the 2019 season, and boy do they look sexy.
Crisp, clean, super-powered machines, more photogenic than Brad Pitt after being spruced up at the salon.
The F1 website has also detailed the regulations that will be imposed that 2021 racing season, in which there will be a race less than the 22 currently organised:
Cars that are better able to battle on the track
A more balanced competition on the track
A sport where success is determined more by how well a team spends its money not how much it spends – including, for the first time, a fully enforceable cost cap ($175M per season) in the FIA rules
A sport that is a better business for those participating and more attractive to potential new entrants
A sport that continues to be the world’s premier motor racing competition and the perfect showcase of cutting-edge technology
Perhaps the most attention-grabbing is the cost cap, the first occasion financial rules have been applied, in order ‘to deliver a more competitive championship’. There will be several penalties if they are breached.
CEO and Chairman Chase Carey has elaborated on the announcement;
“Formula 1 is an incredible sport with a great history, heroes and fans all over the world. We deeply respect the DNA of Formula 1, which is a combination of great sporting competition, uniquely talented and courageous drivers, dedicated teams and cutting-edge technology.
“The goal has always been to improve the competition and action on the track and at the same time make the sport a healthier and attractive business for all.
“The approval of the rules by the World Motor Sport Council is a watershed moment and will help deliver more exciting wheel-to-wheel racing for all our fans. The new rules have emerged from a detailed two-year process of examining technical, sporting, and financial issues in order to develop a package of regulations.”