Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 23

Thir d over haul of f 1's l ook I n 2009, mai nl y f or i ncr easi ng t he number of over t aki ng, FI A changed F1 car s' l ook once agai n: t he f r ont wi ngs became wi de and si mpl e, t he r ear wi ng became nar r ow and t al l , and di f f user got si mpl er as wel l , sl i ck t i r es got r e-i nt r oduced. These changes wer e made t o make t he car s l ess aer odynami c dependent , r educe t he t ur bul ent ai r behi nd t he car s and have mor e mechani cal gr i p. Wi t h t hi s, and ot her r ul e changes F1 st ar t ed t o become f uzzy r egar di ng speed. When t he cur r ent engi ne f or mat made i t 's debut i n 2014, F1 became so sl ow, t hat even GP2 dr i ver s r epor t ed, t hat t he gap bet ween GP2 and F1 i s not r eal l y bi g, F1 i s j ust a l i t t l e bi t f ast er t han GP2, and when t he back i n t hen 15 year s ol d Max Ver st appen was abl e t o pi ck up t he pace qui ckl y, voi ces r ai sed, t hat F1's speed became r i di cul ous....By 2015 negot i at i ons st ar t ed about maki ng t he car s qui ck and beaut i f ul agai n... F1 2009