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How F1's 2019 rule changes aim to spice up racing

Next season’s technical regulation changes mark the first steps towards Ross Brawn’s vision of what Formula 1 cars should be from an engineering perspective. While the dramatic overhaul of the aerodynamic rules in 2017 were invented purely for aesthetics and speed, the 2019 regulations are aimed at improving the on-track spectacle, although there is expected to be a small resultant speed penalty. Unlike previous occasions, the following regulation revisions are born out of extensive research into the dynamics of F1 cars following each other. Brawn’s engineering team have utilised CFD and wind tunnel data to assess what aspects of the car are causing the most turbulence, and how this...
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