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F1 drivers want car weight reduced as part of 2021 overhaul

Formula 1 drivers are calling for the overall minimum weight of the cars to be reduced in order to help facilitate closer on-track racing. Under current regulations, the minimum weight of the car, which includes the driver’s weight, stands at 743kg. This has gradually increased over recent years, with the introduction of the halo, hybrid power units, as well as wider – and heavier – tyres. In 2009 the minimum weight stood at just 605kg. The restriction on refuelling means Formula 1 cars can often weigh around 850kg at the start of a race. Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton has called for the weight to be addressed in 2021 and says the idea has been brought up in...
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