Looking into F1's future: Stunning concept cars for 2021 revealed

Formula One fans have been given a glimpse into what the sport could look like in the near future.
F1 have released a host of stunning new concept cars on Friday afternoon that will not only improve the overall look of the vehicle but also the action on track.
The sport has been working with the FIA to create a F1 car for 2021 and beyond with an idea to stylistically integrate the halo into the design while helping improve the aerodynamics.
F1 boss Ross Brawn insisted that the cars must race well together after initial research showed that the current crop struggle to do just that.
'When we started looking at the 2021 car, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together,' Brawn told the official website. 'What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other.
'Once the cars get within a few car lengths of each other, they lose 50 per cent of their downforce. That's a substantial amount of performance lost. So we set about understanding why that was and how we can improve it. I'm pleased to say we're at about 80 per cent.
'As time has gone on, another of the primary objectives was to make great looking cars. We want cars that look better than what you see in a video game, cars that kids want to have up on their walls. At each stage, as we have been evolving the car, we've had someone we are working with create a graphic representation artist to give us a feel of what the car could look like.
'That is not to control the development, because it's critical this development achieves its objectives, but why shouldn't we have great looking cars as we're evolving the cars? We want a car that is inspiring. F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport and the car should look sensational.'
F1 have been working with the governing body throughout the process of designing the sleek new designs for the cars while keeping in touch with all the teams.
Some of the concepts show that the halo above the cockpit is stylistically more integrated with the car's design while others show how the design team are looking at controlling the airflow over the wheels.
Brawn maintains that the tyres and wheels are still the dirtiest areas of the car and can still cause huge disruption to the car's airflow. He believes that this idea can mature as it is worked on over the next few years.
While the ideas are just that at the moment, an idea, work will continue to develop and create the real thing over the next three years.
Brawn is also hoping that the concepts will encourage teams to stay in F1 while also inspiring new teams to join the sport.
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