Enlarge / Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the Ferrari F1-75 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on April 24, 2022, in Imola, Italy. (credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
The Formula 1 Commission met on Tuesday to decide the technical future of the sport, with some more potentially radical changes coming in 2026. Among the things we can look forward to are smaller cars that slip more easily through the air and less complicated hybrid engines, part of new engine rules designed to attract new manufacturers to the sport.
Didn’t we just do this?
The F1 cars that took to the track for preseason testing in Bahrain this year were built to take advantage of one of the sport’s biggest technical rule changes in decades. As the importance of aerodynamics grew ever stronger throughout the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, the quality of