F1 Cars Are Set To Be Even Quicker In 2018

F1 Cars Are Set To Be Even Quicker In 2018

According to Pirelli F1 cars could be more than two seconds a lap quicker next season

F1 cars this year were ridiculously quick, with track record after track record being broken during the season.

Often when records get broken though, governing bodies do their best to slow the cars down with a new set of regulations.

That doesn’t appear to be the case in F1 though, Motorsport.com reports that data from Pirelli given to the teams suggests the car will be up to two seconds faster.

Pirelli’s F1 racing manager Mario Isola said: “At the beginning of next year they should be quicker by one second per lap, and during a year the normal rate of development is 1 – 1.5 seconds. So by the end of next year they should be quicker by two seconds per lap.

“If we go softer with the tyres, the cars could be ever quicker. But we have to remember that there is an additional weight with the Halo, and that will cost about three to four tenths of a second, because of the weight plus aero implications.”

It’s all well and good the cars being faster though, as what fans really want are better races, right?