Newey expects minor visual changes in '14
11 May 2013 – The 2014 Formula 1 season marks the start of a new era in Formula 1 regulations. After five years under the current ruleset, the teams are already working hard on their all-new contenders, which will feature turbocharged 1.6-lite V6 engine units.
However, although there will be plenty of under the skin modifications, Red Bull's Adrian Newey is not expecting any major changes to the core shape of the cars.
When asked if next year's cars will look any different to those in use this season, acclaimed designer Newey explained: "So much of the shape of the car is dictated by the regulations, and that kind of hems you in. Visually, as was said the lack of the beam wing, the low nose which is again forced by regulations and a slightly narrower overall front wing – 75mm a side narrower. Those are the other things you’ll notice.
"The other thing, depending on how good a job everybody manages to do, is slightly bigger sidepods to accommodate the significantly increased cooling requirements."
Most team's will shift the majority of their focus to 2014 as early as next month.