During a recent 'Flat Chat' F1 Racing podcast, Stuart Codling commented on the photograph of Juan Manuel Fangio's 1949 Pau Grand Prix-winning Maserati 4CLT that hangs on my office wall. I explained that its sister car turned up at September's Goodwood Revival, the owner happy to let me give it the once over.
Looking at the technology of a front-engined grand prix car of 60 years ago, with its drum brakes and between-the-legs gearshift, set me wondering. What will the Formula 1 cars of 60 years hence look like?
This is a big ask when, at the time of writing, the combined powers in Formula 1 had not agreed on what we will be racing in 15 months' time.