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How the increasing weight of F1 cars is causing issues

Interview To news overview © F1 F1 car weight has become a "big, big factor" for teams and drivers to consider ahead of the 2022 season, according to Alfa Romeo Technical Director Jan Monchaux, as the sport prepares to enter a new era. Amid overhauled technical regulations, the minimum weight of an F1 car will rise to 795kg, an increase of almost 50kg compared to the 2021 season (752kg). Just over a decade ago, in 2008, cars weighed in at 595kg – some 200kg lighter. There are several factors behind the increase, such as the much heavier turbo-hybrid power units that debuted in 2014, and various safety advances in recent years, which include the Halo cockpit protection device....
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