Formula 1 drivers get first glimpse of 2021 aero design concepts

Formula 1 drivers were given a glimpse of concepts for the cars' aerodynamic direction from 2021 onwards in a presentation at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Autosport has learned

Formula 1 drivers get first glimpse of 2021 aero design concepts

Governing body the FIA and the commercial rights holder Liberty Media are keen to map out the long term future of F1 and learn from past mistakes by spending more time formulating ideas before changing regulations.

Talks have been ongoing regarding the new engine formula, with a proposal for the 2021 tweaks revealed last month. The aim is to have a final framework in place by the end of the year.

It has now emerged that a series of concepts and ideas of how the aerodynamic direction of F1 could evolve from 2021 onwards have been collated.

These were presented to drivers during their regular briefing last Friday as F1 chiefs work to gather plenty of feedback at an early stage.

It is believed the illustrations presented were focused on aerodynamic concepts, described by one driver as "futuristic" and another as "space age", rather than a complete car design.

Autosport understands the concepts that focused on the cockpit area of the car featured the halo design, rather than a version of the shield or aeroscreen that have previously been looked at.

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