A warm welcome...
Internet, say hello to the Formula 1 grid of 2019. Although if somebody told us that last year’s cars had all just driven through a paint factory we’d struggle to prove them wrong.
The rule changes for 2019 have been limited (the next big overhaul will come in 2021) and as such the cars look remarkably similar to the last campaign. The most noticeable differences are the front and rear wings though, which have both been enlarged and simplified to clean up the air behind the car, allowing for closer racing and more overtaking. This is good.
Elsewhere there will be an easier to understand tyre system from Pirelli, meaning we will no longer have to pretend to understand the difference between hypersoft, ultrasoft and supersoft. The cars will also be ever so slightly heavier, and drivers will be allowed to use 5kg more fuel on race day to banish those boring fuel-saving stints.
Whilst the carbon bits may not look too different though, with new sponsors littered throughout the grid we’ve got a whole host of new team colours to fawn over before the first race weekend in Melbourne. Let us know below who you think has hit the mark and whose designers should be taking a long, hard look at themselves.