Previous F1 Launch Photos:
Valtteri Bottas & Guanyu Zhou
Pierre Gasly & Yuki Tsunoda
Carlos Sainz, Jr. & Charles Leclerc
Mick Schumacher & Kevin Magnussen
Daniel Ricciardo & Lando Norris
Lewis Hamilton & George Russell
Sebastian Vettel & Lance Stroll
Max Verstappen & Sergio Pérez
Fernando Alonso & Esteban Ocon
Nicholas Latifi & Alexander Albon
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DRIVER CHANGES FOR 2022
TEAMS THAT DID NOT CHANGE DRIVERS:
Alpha Tauri, Alpine, Aston Martin, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull
Guanyu Zhou - Alfa Romeo
Alexander Albon - Williams
Kevin Magnussen - returns to Haas after a year absence to replace Russian Nikita Mazepin who was
fired two weeks before the first race due to his country invading the Ukraine. Haas also dropped his
DRIVERS WHO CHANGED TEAMS:
George Russell - from Williams to Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas - from Mercedes to Alfa Romeo
NEW CAR DESIGN RULES
The rule changes are intended to promote closer racing for more overtakes.
The cars will feature over-wheel winglets for the first time and wheel covers are back.
Wheels increase in size to 18 inches and tires are low profile.
The front wing gets a completely new shape.
The car features fully shaped underfloor tunnels, rather than the stepped floor used currently.
The rear wing features new ‘rolled tips’.
The cars will use E10 fuel which is 10% ethanol. The fuel used in 2021 was 5.75% ethanol.
For safety, the cars must now absorb 48% more energy in the front and 15% more energy
in the rear in impact tests. After the Romain Grosjean's crash last year, the cars will be
designed in such a way that, in the event of a crash, the power unit will separate from the
chassis in a safe manner without exposing the fuel tank. The nose section will be longer to
help dissipate energy in a crash, together with stronger chassis sides to resist T-bone incidents.
The new changes will increase the weight of the car by 84 lbs.
|2022 Concept presented by F1 in the middle of 2021.