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F1 cars take video game inspiration - Brawn

13th January 2018, 15:01 by Chris Rivers

F1 director of motorsport Ross Brawn says work is underway to make the next generation of cars "sensational.

Formula 1 is set to introduce the Halo device for the start of the 2018 season in a move designed to protect the drivers. However, drivers, teams and fans have been vocal in expressing their dissatisfaction with what the Halo will do to the look of the cars.

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton says the cars will no longer look good, with the cockpit protection device added, although the FIA remain confident the finished Halo design will not look as drastic as some fear.

Brawn has admitted that F1 will need to do a better job of integrating Halo in the future and says work has already begun on the design and sound of the cars ahead of the next big overhaul of the regulations in 2021.

Brawn is confident the new cars will be much easier on the eye and says designers are taking inspiration from video games to make them look more futuristic.

"It's obvious but when you talk to the fans [they say] the cars have got to look great," he told Sky Sports. "They've almost got to look like derivatives of video games and evolve in a way where the video games take their key from Formula One, not the other way round.

"I think they'll look sensational. We're going to have some great-looking cars in the future, that's a really important thing for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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