In 2018, we live in a remarkable technological landscape.
From Elon Musk’s proposed Mars voyage, to the recently announced iPhone XS, and beyond.
Naturally, these advancements in technology trickle into the world of sport.
Just look at VAR’s role in the 2018 World Cup to see how associations are clamouring to implement new tech into different sports.
With increasing uncertainty over how the sporting world will change as a result of new technology, one key figure in the world of Formula 1 has shown his company’s vision for the future.
Liberty Media motor racing head Ross Brawn recently presented his concept of how new cars could look from 2021.
The design features bigger wheels but low-profile tyres, smaller rear wings, more streamlined front wings, and less complicated sidepods.
The new cars will have less downforce, meaning teams won’t need to worry as much about turbulent air, allowing them to travel closer to other cars.
Drivers will be delighted over the news, given their recent complaints over difficulties when overtaking their opponents.
One racer has who has not only praised the cars functionality, but its aesthetics, is Lewis Hamilton - which is unsurprising considering the Brit has been heavily involved in the world of fashion for a number of years.
The Mercedes man currently sits atop the 2018 F1 rankings, with six wins and 11 podium finishes. Meanwhile, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel trails Hamilton by 30 points in second place.
Hamilton recently took to Instagram to show his delight over the new car’s design.
He posted a photo on his story, along with the caption: “This s*** looks dope af.
“I’m def gonna be driving if cars look like this…just please bring a V12 or V10 back.”
Hamilton’s comments, however, show an underlying message over the doubt surrounding the long-term future.
Will the Mercedes man still be competing in F1 by 2021? Could we see Lewis make a permanent move into the world of fashion? We’ll have to wait and see…