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    I would like to know why they keep adding weight. There is nothing cool about heavier cars.

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    That I have no clue, but for modern day cars, they typically add weight for safety reasons, right? For things like airbags...

    Particularly if F1 cars continued to grow in size, for whatever reasons, weight will most likely follow the same trend. Halo devices contributed to additional weight like never before and Iím sure previous F1 cars didnít need that many batteries onboard...

    I do agree itís kinda stupid to have the min wt rule altered all the time, particularly increased! They should just purposely set a very low target and let teams add structural weight to meet crash tests or whatever performance goals. Try to minimize the need for ballasts...

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    Some of the weight is unnecessary, for the resaons that RWA presented.

    It has been argued that cars became heavier because of aerodynamics. Aerodynamics work better under load, load is a product of the wind speed against the object. A car that is longer is more stable at higher speeds, so as cars became faster in a straight line they became larger on the 'x' axis and in order to make the cars easier to turn, they had to be larger on the 'y' axis; so that's how you end up with a car that's longer and wider. Heavier was the way to keep the field level for all teams.
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    I just got my first 1:18 F1 car since the 2013 RB9 I got back when. It's Lewis' Mexican GP '17 championship winning car. The thing is massive next to my Le Mans winners. I put it on the shelf next to the '94 McLaren F1 Le Mans winner and it dwarfs it.

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    One would think smaller would cause less aero disturbances in its wake. Smaller size is also physically easier to complete a pass too.

    Again, the only sensible reason I can think of to make these cars longer would be safety reasons. If theyíre making f1 cars longer for reasons other than for safety, then yeah, governing body must be fucking stupid to continue down that path.

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    The tracks are wider and faster too. It all balances out.


    * Except Monaco.

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    Copy-and-paste from the F1 2020 thread:

    "Albon officially confirmed at Red Bull for 2020 F1 season, alongside Max Verstappen.
    Gasly and Kvyat officially confirmed at Alpha Tauri for 2020 F1 season too. "

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