Rain-Ready Racer

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The F1 series McLaren-Honda concept explores the design, proportions and regulations of Formula 1 racing in the near distant future. The foremost feature visualizes what the sport might look like if enclosed cockpits were adopted in place of the standard open design. The driving force isn’t looks, but safety in wet weather in which F1 no longer participates. Apart from the canopy, the car features wider rear tires with an increased diameter along with an overall wider stance. A notably smaller front wing is less complex to reduce sensitivity to turbulent air.

Designer: Andries van Overbeeke

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2 Comments

  • Adam Gates says:

    F1 does still compete in the rain, it’s not often a wet race occurs but when it does as long as the conditions are not horrendous then the racing goes ahead. In only extreme conditions does it stop play, I believe Indy cars do not run in the wet but F1 most certainly does.

    • Adam Gates says:

      Also the idea of a closed cockpit is for the safety of the drivers to stop them being hit by debris and to an extent other cars themselves. It’s still very much a concept being discussed and one that divides opinions. This is by far the best interpretation I’ve seen of the idea and still makes the cars interesting in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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