The key tech talking points at the end of F1 pre-season testing
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The key tech talking points at the end of F1 pre-season testing

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From porpoising to pods, Formula 1's new technical regulations have created surprises from teams up and down the grid. Here's a dive into the key talking points from the Bahrain pre-season test

As it turned out, the 2022 Formula 1 regulations weren’t that restrictive. Constraints can often encourage creativity, and the brightest minds in the design offices have had to exploit every single letter placed in the reams of regulations to which teams have to design their cars. Fundamentally, the rules pose standard design problems – to which the engineers must develop the best solution.

In response to that problem, 10 different solutions have been dreamed up, developed and built for 2022. There are slots and ripples and cuts, and sidepods and fins and struts – but without wishing to descend into a Dr Seuss-esque poem about the various appendages on the 2022 F1 cars, there’s a plethora of different options that each team has explored ready for the Bahrain season-opener.

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