F1's 2017 revamp: The state of play

F1's 2017 revamp: The state of play

The rules revolution Formula 1 hopes will reinvigorate its public appeal with faster, aggressive-looking cars is drawing closer. DIETER RENCKEN investigates how it's coming together

Formula 1's last major design revamp was chronically watered-down before being delayed a year prior to its 2014 introduction.

True, the switch from initially envisaged Inline-4 hybrid engines to the current jewel-like V6 powerplants played a major role, but there is no denying that somewhere along the way the cars lost out on vaunted technology such as meaty, low-profile rubber and ground effect aerodynamics.

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