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in Formula 1 stops in the upcoming season 2022 On March 20, Bahrain starts a completely new autogeneration. Compared to the Bolids, as they were most recently driven in the 2021 season, the new ones will be much heavier, have larger wheels and tires, and have a fundamentally other aerodynamics.
While the new aerodynamics are denser and thus enable more overtaking maneuvers, this will affect almost 40 kilograms increased weight of the cars directly on the driving style.-Pilot Charles Leclerc is convinced in the simulator after some "dried exercises" in the simulator that the 2022 cars will require a different style especially in slow curves.
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The additional weight of the 2022 cars comes with new safety regulations to which the chassis must withstand. On the other hand, the 18-inch wheels are a reason for this. "That feels especially in slow curves. Because the car is much heavier, we will continue to drive curves that are driven at a low pace in the future," says Leclerc opposite '.
"Where the speeds are higher, the driving style in my opinion is similar [used to previously used]," compares the Ferrari pilot. And after he knows the 2022 cars only from the simulator, Leclerc is looking forward to the first real test rides in the spring: "As soon as we test for the first time at the same time with the others, we will see where we stand."
Other Formula 1 pilots have already made a first picture of the handling of the 2022 cars in the simulator. For example, Pierre Gasly says that "everything feels a bit worse, be it brakes that drive into the curves, the fast and the slow passages".
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Gasly agrees LECLERC insofar as he says, "The car is heavier. Thus, it feels worse at a low speed." But it is not like that, "that we would be slower five seconds. A few seconds are, but no five," says the Alphatauri pilot.
Whether the new technical regulations will offer the desired effect - namely more overtaking maneuvers and generally more action - can not assess gasly: "The car is slower and heavier. If something is done, then that usually means that the balance means that the balance Not so good and you have to fight as a driver more strongly. We will see what will bring next year. "
"Before we have driven in Barcelona [on the occasion of the winter tests], we will not have real answers," says Gasly and hopes for himself and the Alphatauri team that "we are the Take the right direction. At the moment we are completely satisfied with our development, but of course it will arrive what the others have found ".
The winter test trips in Barcelona (Spain) stand in the plan for 23 to 25 February 2022. A second three-way step was planned for 11 to 13 March 2022 in Sachir (Bahrain). Currently, both dates are not yet final.
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