Valtteri Bottas gave his verdict on the 2022 cars, saying that they don’t seem too different to their predecessors on simulator.
2022 will see new regulations come into the sport. Subsequently, that means new cars that comply with said regulations. They will improve racing by allowing drivers to follow each other more closely.
The concepts of these cars are available to the drivers on their teams’ simulators. They can practice on them to get to grips with the machinery they will be racing in next season.
Bottas gave his verdict on the 2022 cars, and said that they are not radically different to the ones we saw in 2021.
“At least at that point, it felt like the cars are a bit off in terms of downforce,” he said, as quoted by motorsport.com.
“But the overall feeling, at least in the sim, wasn’t that dissimilar in either of the simulators. We can’t simulate following other cars and stuff like that, but it’s not crazy different. Maybe still a bit less downforce but, like I said, that will change.”
The Alfa Romeo driver also expressed his love for the high-downforce cars, and said that he was a little sad to see the sport do away with them.
“It’s been fun, especially last year – the cars were even faster than this year, with more downforce,” he said.
“They’ve been nice but I’ll let you know next year how the new ones (are). If the racing is better and we can follow more closer, then it should be even more fun, and I think the cars in the future will be as quick as now pretty quickly.
“Hopefully that’s going to be the case.”