F1's Got A Hell Of A Lot Quicker Since The Start Of The Hybrid Era

With the new 2014 hybrid regulations came a whole new development curve and this video shows just how much faster Formula 1 cars have got since then.

F1 entered a new era in 2014 with the introduction of hybrid V6 Turbo power units, one of the biggest shifts in the F1 rulebook in quite some time.

As the sport started a new development curve, the speeds of cars increased rapidly and with the introduction of new aero rules and wider tyres for 2017, they’ve got even quicker.

YouTube user Juzh123 has put together a video showing just how much quicker F1 is now compared to when the hybrid era first started, using Spanish Grand Prix pole laps and Kimi Raikkonen’s quickest time from testing.

Sure, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were on medium tyres in the 2014 and 2015 and Hamilton’s 2016 time was on the softs compared to Raikkonen’s ultra-softs, but it still gives a good indication of how far F1 has come.