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F1 targets lighter, shorter cars

The FIA's head of single-seater technical matters, Nikolas Tombazis admits that going forward the sport is seeking to make cars leaner and thereby hopefully meaner. The increased width, length and especially weight of the new generation of F1 cars has made them unwieldly and lazy, and at narrow tracks like Monaco and Baku made overtaking all the more difficult. In 2013, the year before the introduction of the hybrid formula, the minimum weight was 642kg, compared to 2009, the final year of in-race refuelling, when it was 605kg, and 600kg in 2000. Ahead of this season the planned minimum was 790kg but this was subsequently raised to 798kg, with a 2kg reduction planned for next season....
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