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FIA to Reveal Groundbreaking 2026 F1 Rules Today

2026 F1 Innovations Unveiled Today by FIA

06/06/2024

Today, the FIA unveils the much-anticipated 2026 F1 regulations, offering a first glimpse at future models.

The FIA will reveal the F1 2026 regulations for the first time this Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 PM, from the paddock of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

This regulation is expected to bring a significant change to the sport, with both the power unit and chassis regulations set to change simultaneously.

Regarding the engines (see below), everything is already known or nearly so, with recent modifications made to the power deployment on fast circuits (read here).

As for the cars themselves, much remains unknown, but the chassis is expected to be slightly shorter and narrower (by 10 cm) and potentially have a lower minimum weight than the current iteration on the grid, which has grown larger and longer over time due to the combination of the area needed to house the power units, as well as increased space required for additional safety measures.

The aerodynamics are expected to be active, at the front and rear, with wings that adjust to minimize drag or maximize aerodynamic downforce as needed.

The tires will remain 18 inches but will also be slightly narrower to contribute to reducing the size and weight of the F1s.

As a result, it is almost certain that the cars will look quite different during the 2026 season – and the planned revelation by the FIA will offer a first glimpse (static model? 3D plans?) of what the regulations allow – and importantly, do not allow – the teams.

The changes made to the regulations have been long discussed, almost longer than the changes concerning the power units of Formula 1, with a very significant change since the switch to the V6 turbo hybrid era in 2014.

The focus will be more on electric power, with a more balanced distribution between internal combustion and electric power, as the MGU-K will see its power tripled. Concurrently, the power units will operate for the first time with sustainable fuel.

This drive to make engines more sustainable has been seen as a key catalyst for attracting new manufacturers like Audi to the sport, as well as the partnership between Honda and Aston Martin to produce a new factory power unit.

Starting in 2026, Red Bull will for the first time manufacture its own power units under Red Bull Powertrains, with the American automotive giant Ford as a partner in this venture.

FIA to Reveal Groundbreaking 2026 F1 Rules Today

FIA to Reveal Groundbreaking 2026 F1 Rules Today. FIA to Reveal Groundbreaking 2026 F1 Rules Today

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