Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 27

The f our t h over haul of F1's l ook Af t er a l ong and i nt ense per i od, F1's new car s became r eal i t y: wi der wi ngs bot h at t he f r ont and t he r ear . Ti r es became wi der , and over al l chassi s wi dt h got i ncr eased as wel l . The goal wi t h t hese car s was t o become 3-5 seconds f ast er per l ap compar ed t o t he 2015 car s. The i ncr ease of bot h mechani cal gr i p and over al l l evel of downf or ce r esul t ed i n br ut al cor ner i ng speed, and because t he r ecent f at al i t i es by head i nj ur i es i n mot or spor t wor l d, head pr ot ect i on became a hot t opi c agai n. Hal o devi ce got t est ed i n publ i c, t eams used i t at f r ee pr act i ce sessi ons on f r i days many t i mes, ot her pr ot ect i on possi bi l i t i es wer e t est ed behi nd t he scenes... F1 2017