Full 2018 Lotus F1 concept - see how next year's cars will look with the Halo

The challengers will look very different next season

3y ago

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Formula 1 will looks very different in 2018 thanks to the addition of the mandatory new 'Halo' device.

The construction is intended to protect drivers from flying debris, wheels and so on. While not universally popular (to say the least) the FIA have insisted every car is fitted with the device from next season.

Our design genius Sean Bull decided to see what the 2018 cars will looks like with the 'Halo' attached, but as usual, he decided to think outside the box (box! box!) and has come up with this stunning concept for a Lotus F1 car.

Not only has he mocked up the car - complete with 'Halo' of course - but he has also shown the car on track, and created designs for the drivers' overalls and even the garage.

What F1 2018 will look like

What F1 2018 will look like

From the side: note, the shark fin will remain in 2018

From the side: note, the shark fin will remain in 2018

From the top, people

From the top, people

Such an iconic livery

Such an iconic livery

That distinctive nose

That distinctive nose

A good view of how the 'Halo' will look next year

A good view of how the 'Halo' will look next year

On track

On track

Around the streets of Monaco

Around the streets of Monaco

Does it still look wrong with the 'Halo'?

Does it still look wrong with the 'Halo'?

Inside the Lotus garage

Inside the Lotus garage

And the driver overalls

And the driver overalls

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments (35)

  • F1 desperately needs an overhaul, scrap off 90% of the regulations, give teams a maximum LxWxH that their cars be and a maximum fuel consumption rate and say "make the fastest wheel-driven vehicle you can; closed-cockpit, fan-assisted-downforce, turbocharged hybrid drivetrain, whatever you want, go nuts."

      3 years ago
    • Isn't that sound like P1 :p

        3 years ago
    • With one exception. the fia should regulate the power outputs. A merc engine should be the same from team to team. Same with the other engines manufacturers. Or they need to allow an outside engine builder supply.

        3 years ago
  • miss the black and gold :(

      3 years ago
  • The whole "security first" policy is getting out of hand. F1 became a monster that devours itself...From the security point of view - now they got even worse visibility! Vettel will be all over the place, not just in "cooling down" lap!

      3 years ago
  • Please explain to me again how obstructing the driver's view makes the car safer?

      3 years ago
  • Fuck yeah those overalls!

      3 years ago

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