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Formula 1 may have postponed plans to introduce large-scale overhaul car design rules in 2021, but many changes are still being made for the New Year.

Team and power unit

No new team will be competing in F1 this year, but last year’s two entries have been renamed for the next season.

Racing Point will be rebranded for the first time in 3 years. The team formerly known as Force India will be Aston Martin. Lawrence Stroll, who bought the team in mid-2018, acquired a luxury car maker last year.

Aston Martin was formerly the title sponsor of Red Bull, but the relationship has ended as it will have its own F1 team. Marche previously participated in Grand Prix races in 1959 and 1960, during which he participated in five races.

Another performance car brand will be on the grid this year. Renault has rebranded the F1 team to the high-end brand Alpine. Both teams have appointed multiple world champions to their lineup.

There is one change on the engine side as McLaren will switch to Mercedes power and Renault will be the only team to use the French power unit.

Meanwhile, Red Bull and AlphaTauri are celebrating their final year with Honda, who will leave the sport at the end of the season. The team has not yet confirmed the 2022 power unit supplier. If not signed by mid-season, Renault may be required by the rules to supply the engine.

driver

2021 F1 drivers and teams

Eight of the 20 seats on the grid have new occupants for the 2021 season.

Alfa Romeo and Williams have announced an unchanged lineup.Mercedes has already confirmed Valtteri Bottas This year, as one of the two drivers, seven new knightly world champions, Sir Lewis Hamilton, will finalize the conditions for being with them.

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Race

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Zandvoort, Demoran, 2020
Modernized Zandvoort finally plays the role of F1 host

Record-breaking 23 races are planned 2021 F1 calendarAlthough the details of the two circuits have not been confirmed yet.

The venue for Round 4 of the season has not yet been announced. ImolaEmilia-Romagna Grand Prix was held in November, It is believed that it is likely to land in the race..

Formula 1 will host its first race in Saudi Arabia in November. However, the layout of Jeddah’s new street truck has not yet been revealed.

Renewal Zandvoort The Dutch circuit, which was to host the first Dutch Grand Prix for 35 years in May 2020, will return to its schedule in a slot in late September. However, the Hanoi Street Circuit, which was scheduled to host the first Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020, is not on this year’s calendar.

Significant changes will be made to the F1 support race. Formula 2 and Formula 3 will no longer run on the same weekend, and each will now run a triple-header event instead of a double-header. The W series will support eight F1 rounds in 2021.

New rules

2021 F1 car wind tunnel model
The new car scheduled for 2021 will arrive next year

Significant technical changes to the car were originally planned for the 2021 season. However, due to the pandemic turmoil, these were postponed to 2022 as a cost-cutting measure.

The team is said to instead only be able to make limited changes to their car for the next season. There is a limit to the number of tokens you can use to change the area of ​​your car. In the case of McLaren, many of these are used to make the necessary changes to accommodate new power units. One of the most interesting innovations of 2020, the Mercedes two-axis steering system has been outlawed.

The team was banned from developing 2022 cars until the beginning of the year, but now they are free to start, and many do this rather than develop a mature 2020-based design. Indicates priority.

Several new aerodynamic restrictions have been imposed to limit the potential increase in downforce. This includes reducing the size of the floor in front of the rear wheels.

Teams now need to operate within tight spending limits. With some exceptions such as driver salaries and marketing costs, the $ 145 million cost cap has come into effect.

Finally, there are minor changes to the test and race format. The practice session on Friday will be 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes, reducing the team’s track time to qualifying from 4 hours to 3 hours. It also reduces the time to prepare the car for the new season. Six days of testing were done before the beginning of last year, but only three days are planned for the new season.

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