F1 race car revealed for the first time – talkSPORT
We have an exclusive look at what it will be like to drive one of the cars that will be on display for the 2018 F1 season at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Here’s what you need to know.
1 / 8 The F1 car is set to be the most distinctive piece of F1 history in a decade and will be unlike anything else on the grid.
The FOM-1 will be a new chassis and engine which will be driven by the team’s driver, Lewis Hamilton.
F1’s most famous race car, the Ferrari F40, is also set to return.
FOM1: The F2 is the first car to be built in Europe for the F1 series and has a number of design elements borrowed from other F1s.
Its most distinctive element is the “lucky number” symbol on the nose of the car, and the red-and-black-striped “F” badge which is also a trademark of the series.
It has a twin-turbo V8 engine and is powered by a new twin-scroll turbocharged V6 engine that produces 1,500hp (1,100kW) and 3,000Nm (1.5 tonnes).
It is powered via a direct-injection, turbocharged twin-cam petrol engine.
F2: The Mercedes-AMG F-TYPE is a one-off car which is the world’s first supercar, based on the F-Type S. It was unveiled in June 2015 and was powered by an all-new, two-cylinder, four-barrel, twin-clutch transmission with a twin exhaust system.
It can go from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and has an official top speed of 180km/hr (136mph).
The Mercedes is the only supercar to be produced in Europe by the AMG Group.
It also features an electronically controlled power steering system.
F3: The Red Bull Ring 2 has been the fastest car on the circuit since its debut in 2001, but it is not the fastest F1 cars.
It is still considered by many to be one of Formula One’s most important race cars, having won four titles since its introduction.
The car has been modified with a new front wing, diffuser and exhausts and a new carbon-fibre chassis.
F4: The Ferrari 458 Italia is the most iconic F1 racing car and it will again be used for the next four years, with a number 1-seater in 2019.
The 458 Italians performance has been so impressive that it is now considered the best of its generation.
The team has a total of six chassis in its stable, which include a V12-powered, four wheel drive, twin cam, twin exhaust and four-wheel disc brakes.
The chassis is made up of two carbon-ceramic composite tubular steel monocoque panels and aluminium tubular carbon monocoques, all wrapped in carbon-composite composite.
The driver is supported by an FIA Formula E carbon-spoke wheel, a carbon-rich composite wing and a carbon fiber chassis.
A new, carbon-fed, carbon monolite exhaust system has been installed to reduce drag.
The carbon fiber front wing is also fitted to the rear of the F4.
F5: The McLaren MP4-31 is one of F2’s most iconic race cars and is used by the McLaren F1 team for the rest of the season.
The McLaren is powered from a 3.5-litre V12 engine, which produces more than 4,000hp (3,400kW).
McLaren’s carbon-framed, aerodynamic bodywork has been designed by British-based Pirelli, which has been working on carbon fiber aerodynamics since the 1980s.
F6: The Lotus F1, launched in 2016, is the fastest Formula 1 car in the world and is driven by Nico Rosberg.
The new Lotus F2 has been redesigned to accommodate a larger front wing and larger rear wing.
F7: The Renault Clio, launched on February 22, 2019, is powered only by a single-turbine engine, the V6, which provides more than 2,000HP (2,200kW), with an official maximum speed of 190km/hour (128mph).
It has been upgraded with an electric power steering and electric brakes.
F8: The Audi R8 is powered mainly by the 3.0-litres V6 of the R8 S. The engine is powered using a hybrid system, which uses a supercharger to boost the power of the engine and the petrol-burning hybrid engine.
It will be powered by the same V6 as the R5 and is also available with a hybrid power steering, electric brakes and electronic suspension.
F9: The Toyota Prius hybrid is the smallest hybrid vehicle on the Formula 1 grid and has been on display