Mixed reactions to F1 2021 concept car

Formula One's 2021 concept cars (above) were unveiled on Friday. According to a Forbes report in April, Ferrari were the biggest spenders in 2016 with costs up to £464 million that year, followed by Mercedes (£402 million), Renault (£318.5 million
Formula One's 2021 concept cars (above) were unveiled on Friday. According to a Forbes report in April, Ferrari were the biggest spenders in 2016 with costs up to £464 million that year, followed by Mercedes (£402 million), Renault (£318.5 million) and Red Bull (£238.1 million).PHOTO: FORMULA1.COM

Aim is to excite fans; smaller teams receptive to changes but Ferrari less than impressed

It was a sneak peek into a proposed retrofit of a vintage car, by a representative of the new owners who want to revitalise the vehicle for the 21st century roads.

But the mixed reactions that followed the unveiling of Formula One's 2021 concept car on Friday, on the sidelines of the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, by F1's managing director for motorsports Ross Brawn, showed that the road to consensus is still a long one.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Mixed reactions to F1 2021 concept car'. Print Edition | Subscribe