2022 Formula 1 racing car, with nifty design improvements, revealed
Jul 16, 2021, 2:48 pm
The International Automobile Federation and Liberty Media have unveiled the 2022 Formula 1 racing car at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.
The new car has been in development for four years and resembles the wind tunnel design unveiled in 2019.
It reintroduces ground effect aerodynamics with streamlined Venturi tunnels and offers a bunch of nifty design improvements to reduce wake flow.
It sports 18 inch wheels with low profile tires
The 2022 Formula 1 racing car features a large, streamlined front spoiler with integrated endplates, a flat nose and a unique rear spoiler design.
It also sports Venturi tunnels, front wheel spoilers, low-profile tires and large 18-inch black wheels with aerodynamic and heat-control benefits.
The car was designed to reduce aerodynamic wake and downforce losses to encourage closer runs.
“We want to have more exciting battles”
“We want to allow cars to race and follow each other and have more exciting battles,” said Nikolas Tombazis, FIA technical director.
“We want to have tires that allow people to fight against each other without breaking down or giving only a short gap to the attacker to attack.”
AWS Cloud Simulations Reduced Development Time
The 2022 Formula 1 race car underwent 7,500 computational fluid dynamics simulations, yielding a petabyte of total data. The process used more than 1,159 AWS compute cores to perform simulations of over 550 million data points.
AWS Graviton2 has helped FIA achieve approximately 30% cost savings and reduce development time by 80%.
Final cars might look different due to possible design optimizations
Since Formula 1 teams will optimize the design for their engine and aerodynamic needs within the framework of regulations, the final race cars could be slightly different from this model.
However, the power units will remain mostly unchanged with the exception of support for a 10% biofuel element and some power upgrades, especially from Renault and Ferrari.
In particular, a development freeze will be in place until 2024.