The real change F1 must make to survive
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The real change F1 must make to survive

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Formula 1's 2021 rules plan was finally made public on Thursday - but, as MARK GALLAGHER argues in his column the championship must think longer term if it is to secure its ultimate future. Below, PAT SYMONDS explains just how F1 technology can be utilised in the fight against climate change

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?

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