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FX-i1 - The future of Formula 1

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by RaceDepartment, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. RaceDepartment

    Administrator Staff

    During the qualilication of the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009 Felipe Massa was struck on the helmet by a suspension spring that had fallen from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP, on a high-speed part of the track. After this horrible accident many people voiced their opinion that Formula 1 needed to become a safer sport.

    This inspired Jacek Kolodziejczyk to create a total redesign of a modern Formula One car with new air intakes, front wing, rear wing and most noticeable a closed cockpit that protects the drivers better from being hit by debris or loose parts of other cars.

    Do you like this design? Please make sure to check-out Jacek's site at iacoski.com to see more images and renders of this concept car.
  2. Looks sweet, but only then its not F1 anymore. :p
  3. WOW that car really lookes lovely but it doesn't feel like an F1 car but more like a police car. (idk why I get that feeling from)
  4. And what happens if the car catches fire? F.e. like Kovalainen's Lotus in Singapore last year. And I think I've seen more fires in F1 than flying springs hitting drivers' heads. If there's something to be done about that, first make technical regulations so no springs can shoot off from the back of the cars. But I agree it looks cool:)
  5. that is impressive looking to say the least!
  6. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    Haha that looks cool :)
  7. I suppose you could have a canopy (not seat!) ejection like a jet fighter. Like the look. Looks evolve. The current car looks nothing like the hundred winglets 5 years ago, or the flat bodies of 30 years ago, or the cars before wings. Whatever F1 does becomes F1. (shhh... don't let Bernie know I said that...)
  8. There has also been testing on Jet-fighter canopies for F1:
  9. as long as a driver cannot become trapped inside the car I am all for it. too bad it wasnt around in 1994.
  10. I think that design should be made street legal and turn it into a production version.
  11. does not like, this isnt F1 anymore if it turn out to something like this, would be LMES or super WTCC or something, one thing came to my mind, how come it's allways a Ferrari when you have this kind of Future art
  12. Maybe this car can be used for a whole new type of motorsport.
  13. If the enclosed cockpit was ever introduced then you would have to assume that the wheels would be enclosed in some way as well to prevent cars being launched through tyre to tyre contact. Nice design but looks too much like a 50/50 mix of two different cars rather than a true progression.
  14. James Chant

    James Chant

    That's impressive stuff. It makes you wonder what else they have tested with these slow motion videos ?
  15. id love to see someone make that for a racing sim. Would be awesome to drive. :D
  16. It kind of looks like some sort of bizarre kit car.
  17. I want one and will resort to illegal means to obtain the money to get one, where do I sign up?
  18. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    Somebody should make this into an rFactor 1 mod. Anybody?
  19. After what happened in Vegas this weekend as well as what's happened to other drivers exposed by open cockpits, I think we can be mature enough to let go of some parts of "tradition" in order to save a few more lives.It's an awesome look, and if it can be done in a manner that improves the overall safety of the driver, I can think of no reason not to do it.
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  20. A car like that should have a discipline of its own, and I'd most likely love it, but definitely not worthy for F1. No offense, but F1 is already being bombarded by regulations constantly, but regulations are on one hand, and changing the face of this sport for good is on the other. I'm already picturing this car with a 1.6 V6-Turbo. Not Formula 1, even at the slightest. How about giving it its own class and call it Formula X? Where X may represent the obscurity and vague nature of the discipline. Would make sense by the look of the car. It gives me the impression it would most fit on a shiny track with luminous lines, pretty much like Red Bull's 3D renders in their Simulator videos. Hot, but still not F1! But as a note aside, I think it would be better if the windshield was one piece, to have a better, wider look at the track, and corners.