Forghieri laments rules that makes F1 cars look the same

Mauro Forghieri (ITA) Ferrari Designer talks with Jody Scheckter

Mauro Forghieri with Jody Scheckter in 1979

Legendary former Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri has lamented the current era Formula 1 rules that makes for identical looking cars.

Now 78, Italian Forghieri was a leading figure at the fabled Maranello team from the 60s to the 80s.

“Now, I see them all as though they are karts,” Speed Week quotes him as saying.

“I bet if they were all painted white, you could not distinguish them. There are no freedoms; everything is overly regulated.”

Forghieri said the result of the tight technical rules is that teams are forced to look more at one another’s cars than delve deeply into the designers’ creativity.

“It’s really absurd,” he said.

“When you see a new part, then the following week you see it on a lot of other cars.” (GMM)

  • Odd Lord

    He is totally right!

    There is no room anymore for enginuety, and gridposition is mainly a reflection of how good the chassis is.

    actually from this point of view GP-2 or Karts are much more interesting..

    But not to worry.. within this decade F1 will stop to excist. Im convinced of that.

  • McLarenfan

    He has only just noticed fans have been saying this for years now. but hay ho things might change for a bit then more regs will bash the freedom of creativity.

  • pulltheotherone