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Unpacking the technical changes behind F1 2022's rules shakeup

Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect

A full year after Formula 1’s reimagining of ground-effects was supposed to underpin an all-new aerodynamics package, the long-awaited technical overhaul finally enters from stage left in 2022. But the changes have a lot to live up to. The 2021 contest proved to be one of the best F1 seasons in years, with exciting races providing a more than adequate stage for one of the all-time greatest championship battles to claim the globe’s attention – and it did that with the old cars.

This year’s fresh aero package has promised to add closer racing and afford a greater chance for drivers to overtake on track. Let’s hope F1 can cope with the hype.

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