2022 Formula One World Championship

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May 19, 2022

The 2022 Formula One World Championship Series is the 73rd Formula One season. A total of twenty competitors from ten teams will take part in the competitions. The tournament is organized and run by the International Automobile Federation. This is the highest ranked category championship in open body racing cars.

The new Formula-1

Technical rules

Most of the rule changes, originally scheduled for 2021, have been postponed to this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. After the announcement, teams were barred from developing their new cars during the 2020 calendar year. Pilots have been consulted on the development of new technical specifications to prevent teams from developing radical plans that limit the ability to overtake competitors. The International Automobile Federation has set up a special working group (or engineering committee) to identify and close loopholes in the rules before they are published. Eliminating these loopholes theoretically stops cutting-edge teams from having a dominant car, allowing for tighter competition across the field while improving the aesthetics of cars. This philosophy was one of the main goals of the new regulations. Red Bull engineer Adrian Newey said these changes may be the most significant in Formula One since the 1983 season.

Aerodynamics

The new technical regulations are reintroducing the use of the "ground effect" for the first time since it was banned in the 1980s. This coincides with the simplification of the car body so that the underside of the car will be the primary source. The aerodynamic grip is designed to reduce the turbulent air behind the cars so pilots will be able to follow each other more closely while maintaining a similar level of downsizing as in previous years. The purpose of the further changes is to limit the teams to regulate the airflow around the front wheels. This includes complex aerodynamic devices that manipulate the airflow around the car’s body. The front wings are simplified, reducing the number and complexity of aerodynamic elements. The front wing itself should connect directly to the nose cone, thereby encouraging airflow under the car. The rear wings will be wider and mounted higher than in previous years. Car parts should be coated with rubber to minimize the risk of any breakage or breakage. They will also further limit the number of aerodynamic improvements that will be introduced to further reduce team costs. In 2021, the slip measurement system was introduced to regulate aerodynamic tests. Under this system, in the previous year’s constructors ’championship, the less successful teams get more time to test their aerodynamics, while the more successful teams get less.

Engine

Honda will not be supplying engines to Formula One from this season, so Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri will be using Red Bull's own engines from this year, which will be based on Honda technology. discussions began in 2017 and ended in May 2018. The proposed regulation included the removal of the MGU-H to simplify engine technologies while raising the maximum speed limit by 3,000 rpm. The "plug-and-play" rule obliges engine suppliers to make certain engine parts universally compatible, allowing teams to have their parts in multiple parts.