Formula 1 is carrying out its 73rd running of the Formula One World Championship, which is recognized by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Formula 1 is widely recognized as the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition and the world’s most popular annual sporting series since 1950. It has always sought to innovate and constantly push technological boundaries in order to find the quickest route toward victory on four wheels.
The 2021 season was a roller coaster, with unexpected twists and turns to bring unalloyed joy to the fans, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen becoming the new champion by overtaking defending champ Lewis Hamilton in dramatic fashion on the last lap of the last race of the season. The season-long battle was not just fought on track but off-track too between manufacturer teams Mercedes and Redbull. The new season in 2022 brings the biggest regulation change since the start of the 2014 season.
The 2022 championship is expected to see the introduction of significant changes to the sport’s technical regulations. These changes were intended to be introduced in 2021 but were delayed until 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the new regulations in place, all the drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the World Driver’s Champion and World Constructors’ Champion titles.
The regulation change has been devised in order to increase the quality of racing in F1. The return of ground-effect aerodynamics is designed to allow drivers to follow one another more closely and encourage more intense wheel-to-wheel racing, while a five-inch increase in the width of the Pirelli size is part of a plan to allow drivers to push harder for longer.
F1, season 2022, revealed cars
F1’s newest cars will get their opening running at the first pre-season test, taking place over three days at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain from February 23-25. This will be followed by a second three-day test in Bahrain from March 10th-12th.
Haas was the first to unveil their 2022 challenger, the VF-22, and was brought by Alfa Romeo from their C42 bedecked in a special testing livery. The American-owned outfit now has a more updated front wing and nose, with a detached mainplane set ahead of the wide stub-style nose to help drive the flow of the body. This revelation was followed by Red Bull’s RB18, which caught the attention of many with their distinct side-pod design. Red Bull is hopeful that the all-new aero regulations for 2022 will give the team a good opportunity to fight for the championship again.
The Mercedes W13 showed off the biggest change in aerodynamics, with narrow side pods and wide side channels. The Ferrari F1-75 has a largely similar design as the last one, with a predominant red body complemented with black color. The MCL36 comes with a slight apparent undercut which creates a great volume for the airflow to expand into, accelerating the flow all the way down to the sides and filling the low-pressure areas created by the expanded space. The Alpine A522 will look completely different over the season’s opening two races, given that the team is still experimenting with its overall design. The French team will flip the red and blue combination to blue and pink in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
The livery Alpha Tauri is going with for 2022 is largely similar to the design from last time out, with an upper white blue color block topping a field of navy which drops towards the nose. However, Aston Martin’s AMR22 is to have some significant alterations with a brighter green body with lime green dashes.