F1 Concept Car with No Rims!
So designer Cesar Augusto Idrobo Giraldo took it upon himself to create an F1 concept car, a machinery that uses less parts that a normal F1 car but has the same functions: blistering speed and a safe environment for the driver inside the cockpit.
The images below show you an innovative design of a potential F1 car. Obviously, Giraldo did not go further to providing all the necessary details on how such a car would behave on a race track. What we have is a simple chassis, without the multitude of aerodynamic devices that are usually fitted onto it.
The thing that strikes the most about this F1 concept is the fact that its wheels don’t feature any rims. The reason for that is weight reduction obviously. This way, the engineers would take the weight saved from the lack of rims and use it in the form of ballast to improve the weight distribution of the car.
Apart from that innovative idea, we’d say the rest of the concept car is quite futuristic. Unlike in the nowadays F1 cars, the exhaust pipes are placed vertically on the sides of the cockpit, rather than on the upper side of the chassis’ rear. The front and rear wings resemble somehow to the current ones, while the rest of it is quite … simplistic.
After all, this is a car that’s supposed to be built based on the idea of car part reduction, which would probably lead to less mechanics in the garage and less engineers to work on the hundreds of aerodynamic devices fitted onto a normal F1 car. So basically, we have a simpler car that would consequently lead not only to an easier development process, but also a cheaper one. What say you, Mr. Jean Todt?
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