An extremely important Formula 1 battle has been brewing away from the track in 2020, and enters its most important phase as the clock ticks past midnight on December 31. At that point, the 2021 regulations come into force and teams will be able to conduct CFD and wind tunnel work with their 2022 designs. Working on aero for the new era is something that’s been prohibited until now, even though teams have had sight of the regulations for some time.
At the end of a Formula 1 season that Mercedes quite comfortably dominated, its defeat to Red Bull in the Abu Dhabi finale prompted some intrigue from a technical standpoint.
Ferrari has been working hard in recent races trying out a raft of updates in a bid to make the progress it wants with its SF1000.