2020 Bugatti Formula 1 Entry Imagined By British Designer

Formula 1 is about to get new regulations, which could bring the end of the open cockpit.
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The new rules will be made for the safety of the drivers, as the concept of an open cockpit could become extremely dangerous in the event of an accident. Furthermore, Formula 1 drivers risk being hit by debris while in an open cockpit, and the damage could be extensive.

For that reason, Formula 1 teams have been testing various solutions to protect the drivers, but all of them brought potential limitations concerning visibility while maintaining the idea of an open cockpit.

However, a day will come when Formula 1 cars will have closed cockpits. It might be sad to see that day, but it is for the safety of the people that risk their lives in the weekend in the name of racing.

One British designer has published his view of a potential Formula 1 car could look in 2020. His name is Sean Bull, and he is from Coventry. Currently, he is working at CAD CAM Automotive, but had previous engagements with the Lotus F1 Team and Aston Martin Lagonda, according to his Linkedin profile.

Sean Bull studied Automotive Design at the Coventry University, and his profile on Behance shows that he likes to make various liveries of racing cars. He also has a passion for vintage racing liveries, which we understand entirely.

The designer published a concept called Bugatti 101P, which is his opinion on what Bugatti would bring to Formula 1 if the brand entered the most expensive branch in motorsport in 2020.

Sean Bull did more than just a rendering, as he even imagined an innovative powertrain solution for the car. He thinks that F1 racers could use the “Tesla Turbine.” The term has no link to Tesla Motors, but to legendary inventor Nikola Tesla, who patented this propulsion solution in 1913.

The designer’s idea is that this engine solution is the optimal proposition for Formula 1, as it brings a high level of efficiency without missing out on reliability.

A brief explanation of the concept behind the Tesla Turbine involves a set of smooth disks that have nozzles, which apply a moving fluid to the edge of the disk. The unit operates using the principle of centripetal flow, and operates at up to 95% efficiency.


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