Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 19

The Fir st over haul of f 1's l ook At t he Aut ospor t Gal a i n 1994, FI A r eveal ed t he f i r st of t he many over haul s of t he F1's l ook. For 1995 t he wi ngs, bot h at t he f r ont and t he r ear became much smal l er , nar r ower , and had t o be mor e away f r om t he sur f ace. Di f f user s got a huge modi f i cat i on, no wi de di f f user s wer e al l owed anymor e. The sur vi val shel l had t o be r ei nf or ced, and Fur t her mor e i n t he next year s, sever al cockpi t modi f i cat i ons made sur e, t hat t he dr i ver 's head i s mor e pr ot ect ed, st ar t i ng wi t h r ai si ng t he cockpi t , t hen maki ng a headr est ar ea mandat or y. The r esul t of t hese changes was an enor mous sl owi ng of t he pace of t he car s, of cour se, i ncr easi ng t he saf et y of t he dr i ver s' head. F1 st i l l l ooked l i ke a pr oper r aci ng car , and t hei r speed i ncr eased pr et t y qui ckl y, and by 1997, car s wer e r eal l y f ast agai n. Dur i ng t hi s per i od, bi g sand t r aps wi t h t i r e wal l s t r i ed t o sl ow t he car s when t hey have l ef t t he t r ack, wi t h mi xed success. FI A deci ded t hat f or 1998, a second over haul of F1 Car s chassi s i s needed, and what we have r ecei ved was shocki ng at l east ... F1 1995