The technology used by Formula 1 teams is some of the most advanced used in any type of motor sport. Changes to every aspect of a car take place year after year in an effort to not only make cars safer, but to improve speed and handling. Because of the constant progress in the sport designers and engineers are always looking ahead and trying to envision what the next big enhancement to these automobiles will be. Now it seems that one designer in particular has taken everything learned from current F1 designs and in his concept, moved it to the next level.
Designer Cesar Augusto Idrobo Giraldo (yes, that is his real name) decided to create is own Formula 1 concept car and in the process incorporated some truly innovative features. His idea was simple, take a normal F1 car but utilize less parts while at the same time retaining all of its safety, handling and speed. Sounds easy right?
What Giraldo did here was create a design intended to evoke reaction, thought and ideas. Obviously the biggest and most noticeable aspect is that the wheels are completely rimless. The idea is to take the weight that would have been used in a rim design and redistribute it throughout the car and or use the material used in the rims to make other parts of the car stronger. It’s hard to say if any of these ideas will ever see the light of day, in the end though the key is to keep future designers and engineers guessing and thinking about the “what if’s” and “maybe’s” that could possibly be incorporated into the sport in the future.