Ferrari has released images of a radical Formula 1 concept car as debate over the future of the sport continues.
The F1 Commission will meet on Tuesday to discuss a range of potential rules changes, including the introduction of 1000bhp engines as well as a new generation of cars – featuring wider track cars, wider rear tyres and more downforce.
In an effort to show how the current cars could be overhauled, Ferrari released the rendered images of its aggressive ‘Ferrari F1 Concept’ on Tuesday.
The car features dramatic sweeping bodywork, a double decker front wing, a large wide rear wing, and lower profile tyres, similar to those trialled by Lotus last year.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene called for a Formula 1 revolution in January, suggesting a need for faster looking, louder cars.
“By 2017, I too would like to see cars that win over the fans, with cars that they can get closer to and that are aesthetically more appealing, maybe even producing a noise that gets your hair standing on end, like that produced by a heavy metal band,” he said.
“That was what it was like back in the day when Niki [Lauda] was racing and I was an enthusiastic fan, clutching my general admission ticket. However, I don’t think a simple evolution is enough in this case.
“Instead, a real revolution is called for, with significant and radical changes. By that I mean more power, higher speeds, not necessarily involving the use of more fuel, but definitely applying a cost reduction to those components that are of little interest to the general public.”
This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Images courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari