The Illegal Formula 1 Innovations Making A Comeback In 2022

Formula 1's 2022 cars may look completely new, but what about the illegal ideas that are returning for the new wave of F1 machines? From venturi tunnels to wheel covers and more, F1 is looking to improve on the current formula with both old and new ideas, so Jake Boxall-Legge takes a look at what Formula 1's 2022 cars will bring back from the dead, why we don't see the banned ideas on F1's current cars.
Watch our video on Blown Diffusers and the Coanda Effect below!
0:00 What's Returning For F1 in 2022?
0:35 How Venturi Tunnels Work
1:18 Venturi Tunnels Death And Revival
2:19 18 Inch Rims With Wheel Covers
3:06 Wheel Deflector Panels And Old Ideas
3:31 The Beam Wing Returns
4:02 V6 Turbos - McLaren MP4/4
4:45 2014's V6 Turbos & Illegal Fuel
5:26 Remember Blown Diffusers?
5:49 Complex Bargeboard Development
7:03 2022's F1 Cars
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  1. Dave Cooper

    Dave Cooper7 uur geleden

    I'm not sure 'wing' cars are the way to go - aero stability issues ?

  2. marcossonicracer

    marcossonicracer7 uur geleden

    give me the fans back. we want fan cars!!!

  3. Charlie Sanchez

    Charlie Sanchez2 dagen geleden

    Trick suspension like the old WILLIAMS cars of the 90’s

  4. iFkNxLegend

    iFkNxLegend2 dagen geleden

    Bring back 6 wheels

  5. martijn

    martijn2 dagen geleden

    those larger rims dont sit well with me they dont look f1-esque


    TRUTH SEEKER2 dagen geleden

    A shame active suspension is not making a comeback..suspension design is pathetic both in F1 and road cars. There was more sophisticated systems available 70 plus years ago.

  7. Dan Leslie

    Dan Leslie2 dagen geleden

    I think they should shove 4rotors in them and unrestricted everything. Let it be chaos.

  8. philliumo

    philliumo3 dagen geleden

    I want to see V10's and V12's come back, or at least for someone to give it a try again, but with really tiny displacements, like 1.2-1.5L, mostly just for laughs.

  9. Martin Blank

    Martin Blank3 dagen geleden

    What a gong glad I stopped following F1 in the late 90's...

  10. Kenny Phillips

    Kenny Phillips4 dagen geleden

    I think instantaneous fuel flow limits are removed. Ferrari has this covered.

  11. Harry Paulin

    Harry Paulin4 dagen geleden

    The phrase is “make of that, what you will”. Make not take.

  12. HG Gun

    HG Gun4 dagen geleden

    I wanna see refulling again while pit stop😎

  13. Niko942

    Niko9424 dagen geleden

    It's sickening the way the FIA so tightly control and direct the design of the cars.

  14. juanmiguel abad

    juanmiguel abad5 dagen geleden

    Bring back the 6 wheel f1!

  15. Mayur Raut

    Mayur Raut5 dagen geleden

    DAS system should have's there job to invent's something that is not putting drivers in danger

  16. Alejandro Tobienne

    Alejandro Tobienne7 dagen geleden


  17. A Page

    A Page7 dagen geleden

    Fan cars

  18. Akhyar Rayhka

    Akhyar Rayhka8 dagen geleden

    If 2022 car really look like that, it'll make current f1 car looks so ugly.

  19. chello200

    chello2008 dagen geleden

    they should add a final race in F1 that allows cars to add whatever mod they want in the car and see which one wins.

  20. phaserra

    phaserra8 dagen geleden

    Are they going to downgrade to V4?

  21. LittleTimmyJr

    LittleTimmyJr9 dagen geleden

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  22. mickeynismocat

    mickeynismocat9 dagen geleden

    they will all look the same, look who is making the rules?!

  23. Aishik Sengupta Sengupta

    Aishik Sengupta Sengupta9 dagen geleden

    2023: CVT makes a comeback. Williams: "am I a joke to you?".

  24. zalp66

    zalp6610 dagen geleden

    Bring back active suspension, 18000rpm creaming engines, noise, noise, noise, room in the rules for proper innovation.

  25. TheWIseGuy

    TheWIseGuy10 dagen geleden

    Would be nice to have something without any rules.

  26. Niko942

    Niko9424 dagen geleden

    To get that you have to stop wanting to vote for more government. The mentality that supports government is the same mentality that thinks drivers should not be allowed to choose their own danger level.

  27. calska140

    calska14011 dagen geleden

    Bringing back more banned tech gives me fuzzy warm feelings. I think the technical term would be "Joy"

  28. Ryan Clayton

    Ryan Clayton11 dagen geleden

    I want inertial mass dampers to be unbanned, it’d be such a great thing to develop and get into roadcars

  29. M. Jackson

    M. Jackson11 dagen geleden

    I really hope these cars look good.

  30. Kaws Expo

    Kaws Expo11 dagen geleden

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    D L11 dagen geleden


  32. Lord Shadow

    Lord Shadow11 dagen geleden

    I look forward to seeing how they bend these rules

  33. Sixxftundr

    Sixxftundr11 dagen geleden

    I am truly sick of regulations holding back the private space and governmental

  34. Niko942

    Niko9424 dagen geleden

    You must embrace freedom.

  35. Not Applicable F1

    Not Applicable F111 dagen geleden

    I'm excited for 2021 but the 2022 season could be an absolute game changer. The grid could look completely different as well as the constructors championship.

  36. Lunatic

    Lunatic11 dagen geleden

    1:13 Should be negative pressure difference as there is no such thing as negative pressure.

  37. Aaron Vannistelrooy

    Aaron Vannistelrooy11 dagen geleden

    Wheel covers, ahh rubbish

  38. Lance Andre

    Lance Andre11 dagen geleden

    Bring back the v10s

  39. Haha Ha

    Haha Ha12 dagen geleden

    Can we at least get v8 engines back

  40. justgjt

    justgjt12 dagen geleden

    2022 will have a driver distractor rule which will see each driver having two blow flies sealed inside their helmet visor for the entire race.

  41. Ben SMITH

    Ben SMITH12 dagen geleden

    this is what keeps me from enjoying F1, the constant rule shuffling and red tape bullshit...... cap horsepower, allow forced induction, remove refuelling, introduce minimum weights for cars and stand back.

  42. dilthanas

    dilthanas13 dagen geleden

    they are not illegal but irregular. didnt realise the FIA was a nation state and had laws

  43. Broke Euro Garage

    Broke Euro Garage13 dagen geleden

    Meh, not really liking the look of the new cars

  44. ozan baş

    ozan baş14 dagen geleden

    drs should be banned.

  45. Stephen Dee

    Stephen Dee14 dagen geleden

    F1 definitely needs to make the nose-penis mandatory again (seen at 9:09 in the video). There's nothing quite so hilarious as seeing grown men follow saggy members around a track, occasionally ramming them into the rear ends of their competitors.

  46. Christopher Forrest

    Christopher Forrest14 dagen geleden

    They should introduce a strict spending cap on how much teams can spend on car development each year but also lessen restrictions to just let teams have at it, most cars on the grid look pretty much the same I want to see some wildly varying designs

  47. Andy Millen

    Andy Millen14 dagen geleden

    The thing i'd like to see happen is the drivers sent out to race without the coaching and technical data flow to and from the Pits. George, setting 3 please. OK George, now setting 2. Don't worry about Sergio he's on a different strategy. OK now back to setting 3. Save fuel. Your rear brake blabla change. Enough.

  48. Frederick Thorne

    Frederick Thorne14 dagen geleden

    but F1 hubcaps are so ugly!!!

  49. FMTF - Finance & Investing

    FMTF - Finance & Investing15 dagen geleden

    Adrian Newey must be feeling like a fish in the water with all this new opportunities

  50. RogueEagle

    RogueEagle15 dagen geleden

    Fia should only ban overtly dangerous mods... not mods than increase performance

  51. Phil Seward

    Phil Seward16 dagen geleden

    “Bring back the fucking V12’s”

  52. coolstufftodo

    coolstufftodo16 dagen geleden

    The car looks hella clapped

  53. aprilialover125

    aprilialover12517 dagen geleden

    so is blown diffusers making a return? And what do you mean with V6 and turbos? what is coming back here?...

  54. Pedro Leal

    Pedro Leal17 dagen geleden

    They should aloud 'moving parts' in the design...! like 'flaps' for cornering faster!

  55. Gonzo

    Gonzo18 dagen geleden

    Their definitely not going to be touching the curbs with the new tires and ground effect. Will be interesting to see what happens when a driver gets into dirty air on corners with the new aero. Might be instant offs

  56. 19Crusader91

    19Crusader9118 dagen geleden

    The FIA should shut the fuck up and let the designers innovate. And only act when something is outrageously dangerous. At this point why dont they have a just 1 car manufacturer do all the cars? I mean they did the same for tires and fuel.

  57. observer frequency

    observer frequency18 dagen geleden

    It's been more then a year brother

  58. Matt McDonough

    Matt McDonough19 dagen geleden

    F1 should be a run wut you brung and you better bring enough! The FIA is over regulating it !

  59. I A Reid

    I A Reid19 dagen geleden

    They are not illegal, no laws are being or potentially being broken. They are rules and designers have exploited loopholes in them since rules were introduced. Autosport, don't over hype things it detracts from the body or opinion of the article and makes me for one, reject it rather than listen to it.

  60. 3 Minute Game Reviews

    3 Minute Game Reviews20 dagen geleden

    Thank god they're getting rid of alot of these tiny little stick on bits! :)

  61. BList

    BList20 dagen geleden

    I hate the way F1 media says stuff ground effect is not just now coming back diffusers have been around forever diffusers create ground effect. Say that the diffuser regulations have been opened Don't say ground effect has come back because it never left

  62. Shots of Jameson

    Shots of Jameson20 dagen geleden

    BRING. BACK. THE. V. 12.

  63. Prexy

    Prexy20 dagen geleden

    Gonna wait for "The Illegal Formula 1 Innovations Making A Comeback In 2222" to come out.

  64. Bryan L

    Bryan L21 dag geleden

    image seeing 6-wheel f1 again

  65. viv jpd

    viv jpd21 dag geleden

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    MUHAMMAD IZZUDIN SULAM21 dag geleden

    All F1 cars should be banned from using fossil fuel and uses battery instead.. 🤭

  67. Y Qisq

    Y Qisq21 dag geleden

    Sigh rules are a lame.

  68. grndzro

    grndzro21 dag geleden

    They need to unban nearly everything. F1 should be a technical tour de force. The only thing I think should stay banned is any type of driver assist technologies.

  69. Michael Place

    Michael Place22 dagen geleden

    When can we see the new cars will this be done next year or will they have this stuff for this Sunday

  70. Michael Place

    Michael Place22 dagen geleden

    I just want a v10 or v12 is that so hard to ask for. I’m sick of this liberal funded scientist acting like that have a clue about the environment. They sound like a crazy cult that always has a new doomsday they are pointless. Climate change and rapid shifts climate has existed forever.

  71. AndreiTupolev

    AndreiTupolev22 dagen geleden

    Why this endless fixation with bloody "tech"? Just make big engines, simple cars, and talented drivers. Get rid of all the rest of the forest of acronyms of gizmos and doo-dahs.

  72. Christopher Brown

    Christopher Brown23 dagen geleden

    Bring back 6 wheelers!

  73. Atte

    Atte24 dagen geleden

    They should ban V6 hybrids and unban V10's

  74. Sam W

    Sam W24 dagen geleden

    Bring back refueling.

  75. Osyis R6

    Osyis R624 dagen geleden


  76. SmarT Odd

    SmarT Odd24 dagen geleden

    imho -- they're looking too much like the homogeneous Indy Cars :-(

  77. Nicolas Huffman

    Nicolas Huffman24 dagen geleden

    They should un-ban active suspension!

  78. The Gremlin

    The Gremlin25 dagen geleden

    Ok can we have six wheels back ?

  79. Charlie Maybe

    Charlie Maybe25 dagen geleden

    you know a good way to limit hp and fuel consumption while letting innovation run wild? is to limit the size/ total heat dissipation rates of the intercooler and engine cooling setups. it would max the total heat output thus the fuel usage, engine size, and hp. They would be forced to make more efficient engines to utilize the fuel more easily. This would maybe get rid of the fuel tank cap and fuel flow cap too. It may get rid of the engine regulations entirely because there is a spending budget for development so the spending wont be just insaine

  80. Xantteboy

    Xantteboy25 dagen geleden

    We need the v8's back

  81. Kirim Jun

    Kirim Jun25 dagen geleden

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  82. Suiginryou Hitaiga

    Suiginryou Hitaiga25 dagen geleden

    Entertainment. Get back full ground effect, Renault's tuned mass dampers, rear brake pedal, active suspension, Tyrrell's x-wings, AWD, gas turbine engines, beryllium alloys, Murray/Chaparral fan, whatever, just lay out the basic shape in your rules, limit the budgets for R&D and engineering to make it anything but wallet race, and drop everything else. Let the best win, let the crashes entertain the crowd, and let the hotshot adrenaline junkies drive 10k horsepower land jets at 400mph.

  83. Sylb Fantom

    Sylb Fantom25 dagen geleden

    Bring on the turbos

  84. WesleySmallz80

    WesleySmallz8026 dagen geleden

    >Implying ground effects were ever gone

  85. Matteo Milanesi

    Matteo Milanesi26 dagen geleden


  86. Brian Jackson

    Brian Jackson26 dagen geleden

    So, hub caps eh?

  87. Jim Alldridge

    Jim Alldridge26 dagen geleden

    My rules: 1) must pass crash tests and 2) go fast. Otherwise, leave them alone.

  88. grndzro

    grndzro21 dag geleden

    Driver assist technology shouldn't be allowed IMO. It's a race between people. Other than those I'm all for a free for all.

  89. Philip Byrnes

    Philip Byrnes26 dagen geleden

    Sorry to point out but ground effect devices do Not produce negative pressure anywhere ever, they produce a Lower air pressure area that draws the car towards it but it is a lower pressure and Not a negative air pressure. A very important distinction if you wish to have any sort of realistic understanding of aerodynamics and how this sort of device works. Otherwise an interesting video, thanks for sharing it

  90. ßaron

    ßaron27 dagen geleden

    I wish they'd deregulate and re-legalize innovations like active aero (other than DRS), Active suspension, let them go for the engine/transmission setups they want, but just cap budgets. Just have standardized driver cells for pilots to keep them safe, but otherwise, carte blanche within a certain budget, and see what they come up with.

  91. Nigel

    Nigel27 dagen geleden

    Image a mechanic ramming of the wheel deflector during a pitstop by accident

  92. mmi16

    mmi1628 dagen geleden

    F the fuel flow measurement - limit fuel on board and let the drivers calibrate fuel flow with their throttle foot. Too heavy a foot and you run out of fuel. Insure that ICE's get stressed repeatedly to their max revs each lap in actual use.

  93. BansheeNT-D

    BansheeNT-D28 dagen geleden

    They looks more and more like the Red Bull X2014

  94. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi28 dagen geleden

    What about applying the same logic of a turbo to a wing/diffuser? Use the incoming draft to perhaps propel a secondary mechanism which in turn creates downfoce

  95. KpElessar

    KpElessar28 dagen geleden

    You made your oil burning exmple with the Ferrari spequlations in 2019 but you didn't mention Merchedes in 2017? REALLY? .... Jees not biast at all..

  96. Stanlim LHY

    Stanlim LHY28 dagen geleden

    just no for the wheel cover

  97. Max Deyes

    Max Deyes29 dagen geleden

    I think the best innovation for next season would be to make it less of a boring, pointless waste of resources, brain power, money and energy. It's always fascinated me how such miraculous machines, charging around a track at hundreds of km and hour can be sooooo boring. All that effort, design and innovation so we can see cars going around and around. Are F1 fans so easily entertained?

  98. Mark Wallace

    Mark Wallace29 dagen geleden

    Ugh 🤦‍♂️ love everything but the Wheel covers I’ve always found them to be 🤢🤮

  99. Foxi

    Foxi29 dagen geleden

    They should allow hydraulic suspension back. Just in a passive state. Not the preprogrammed state it was banned at. Why? Better mechanical grip. And you can offset this extra lap speed by reducing body downforce.

  100. Liam Smith

    Liam Smith29 dagen geleden

    Why so many fucking rules.

  101. Liam Smith

    Liam Smith27 dagen geleden

    I under stand some rules but instead of having so many just have a budget limite.

  102. Andrew Hermetet

    Andrew HermetetMaand geleden

    Bring back FRIC and tuned mass dampers!

  103. Rory The Right

    Rory The RightMaand geleden

    I think the 2022 cars will be the most beautiful F1 cars ever.

  104. Michael Linner

    Michael LinnerMaand geleden

    I'd love to see a return of the V-8s. Perhaps with a displacement of 3.0 L while keeping the turbo. Now that would be fun.

  105. Kenia Monterroso

    Kenia MonterrosoMaand geleden

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