Here’s The Real Difference Between 2016 and 2017 Formula 1 Cars

2017 sees a new era in Formula 1. The cars are wider, the tires are wider, and there is more advanced aero than in 2016. Last season Lewis Hamilton was arguably the class of the field when it came to qualifying.

One of his pole positions came at Barcelona, site of the 2017 F1 testing. All of the new rules and upgrades allow the new cars to be significantly faster than last years cars. How fast you ask? Thanks to the official F1 Facebook Page you need wonder no longer.

On an unrelated note the cars side by side hearing both turbocharged V6’s run together doesn’t sound that bad. I think the major takeaway isn’t the faster 2017 cars. The logical conclusion here is F1 should bring back V12s.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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