Nico Hulkenberg has shared his thoughts about the new Formula 1 cars that will make their debut this year.
With the introduction of new technical regulations in 2022, the F1 cars will have a significantly different look. All the changes are made in order to make racing more spectacular and closer.
Hulkenberg tried the new car in the simulator and spoke about his experience.
“From my initial experience… the new cars are pretty damn fast and not necessarily slower than the last generation. The driving experience hasn’t changed that much either, at least in the simulator,” he wrote in a LinkedIn post.
“It will be very interesting to see whether these cars can really follow the car in front better. In the simulator, the cornering speeds are extremely high, so the risk of ‘dirty air’ is still given and it’s difficult for me to imagine that following another car comfortably at these speeds will be easy.
“Anyhow, I hope we will be positively surprised. Once pre-season testing starts drivers and teams will find out how the cars really behave on track.”