Things Fans Should Know About The New 2022 Formula 1 Car

2022 will be a year of revolution for Formula 1 as new regulations are in place that will change the cars used by drivers. While a lot of uncertainty still exists and nobody knows what the teams are going to be able to put on the starting grid, there are some things we do know.

Because of the uncertainty, even sportsbooks have problems in determining their odds, as you can see at all the offerings of However, as a few races end, we should know more about what to expect for the rest of the year. Right now, here are the most important things to know about the 2022 Formula 1 car.

The Goal Of The Car Is To Improve Racing

The main guiding principle of the regulations issued last year is to make closer racing a reality. As a result, we should see more overtaking since catastrophic downforce loss will no longer be such a problem.

When the 2021 F1 car runs 3 car lengths behind another car, downforce is lost at a rate of 35%. When getting closer at a distance of just 10 meters, the loss is 47%. With the 2022 model, at a distance of 20 meters, the downforce should be just 4%.

New 18-Inch Tires

The tires are bigger, with the main goal in their construction being the reduction of overheat during sliding. This is another thing that will allow closer racing.

Tire profiles are lower and we will also see wheel covers for the first time since 2009 in the new season. Airflow regimes are improved and over-wheel winglets will also improve aerodynamics.

New Nose Concept And Front Wing

In the past few seasons, front wings kept getting simpler. In 2022, we will see a brand new wing shape in place. Its job will be to generate a consistent downforce as the vehicle runs close behind another one and to guarantee that there is higher control of front wheel wake. Basically, the front wing of the car will be anti-outwash, which is something needed right now.

Rolled Tips On The Rear Wing

The 2022 car will have a beautiful rear wing with a rather important function. With the new position and shape, flow is sent outwards. This moves the dirty air so the car behind it does not have to deal with it. A rotational airflow is created so that the rear wheel wake is collected to then be rolled out.

The diffuser ramp is steeper and the wake is thrown up, which lets the car driving behind go through cleaner air. And SRS does remain, although it is not known how this will impact the F1 car.

Using The Exact Same Power Unit

While there are definitely several differences between the F1 cars of 2021 and 2022, we still have the same power unit, the 1.6 liters turbo-hybrid unit. We have to say this is not necessarily bad since we are talking about a highly efficient and advanced engine.

What will be different is the use of more standard components when looking at the fuel system. There are also extra sensors that will let the FIA find it easier to monitor power units. But, what will be different is the fuel used.

More Sustainable Fuel Will Be Used

The current Formula 1 regulations have fuel using fuel with 5.75% bio-components. There is also extra work being done to add fully sustainable fuel. With 2022 cars, the ratio of bio-component has risen to 10%. This will happen through the use of E10 fuel, with “10” hinting at the mixture percentage.

What is interesting is that the ethanol used has to be second-generation and made sustainably. This moves the carbon footprint close to zero.

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