Grand prix racing began in the 1920s, but modern Formula 1 was founded in 1946, with rules set out by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) which at the time allowed supercharged engines to be used.
Halo is introduced In a quest to keep drivers safer and protect them from flying debris. All teams must now include the halo armour when building their chassis, which has in turn created problems with aerodynamics and stress distribution.
“F1 racing will follow in the footsteps of Formula E and will be all-electric, which will be the best option for race performance; only manufacturer lobbying could slow down this transition. An augmented reality driving environment could give drivers a sixth sense for competitors and car performance via a virtual display and body mounted actuators.”
“Tomorrow’s F1 cars will radically change shape. A return to active downforce designs popular in the ‘70s is predicted as new materials, science, and careful track redesigns create super-safe cars that could hit speeds in excess of 300mph.”