New active aerodynamics

Aerodynamics will also be disrupted by the design guidelines. The FIA claims that the vehicles’ new active aerodynamic systems, which include moveable front and rear wings, would increase cornering speeds. On the straights, drivers in 2026 will have the option to switch to X-Mode, a low-drag configuration, whenever they encounter one, in place of the current Drag Reduction System, which is limited to specific sections of the circuit.

The active flap system on the front wing, which is now thinner, will consist of two elements, but the rear wing will have three elements. Additionally, the current lower beam wing on the rear wing will be eliminated, and the end plate designs will be simplified. According to the FIA, the existing front wheel arches will be removed, and new boards at the front of the side pods will aid in controlling wheel wake.

Additionally, the cars’ less effective diffuser and somewhat flat floor will lessen the ground effect.

According to the FIA, the modifications will produce 55% less drag and 30% less downforce than the existing cars.

Improved safety

Lastly, the existing strict standards will be substantially enhanced in the area of safety. Tougher testing protocols and stronger buildings will be the primary means of achieving this. One of the main safety features will be the replacement of the existing single-stage front crash structure with a two-stage one, which will shield the passenger cell from further frontal hits. Along with the other single-seat racing categories, roll hoop loads will also be increased, and new rear wing endplate lights will be needed.

Finalising the design rules for 2026 is still pending.


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