Understanding everything about active aerodynamics in F1 in 2026

In order to integrate the new power units producing more electrical energy into the 2026 chassis as best as possible, the FIA ​​has chosen active aerodynamics to maintain a certain level of performance in a straight line. We explain to you how it will all work.

Published on 06/06/2024 à 15:44

Jeremy Satis

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Understanding everything about active aerodynamics in F1 in 2026

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The contours of the Formula 1 of tomorrow were revealed this Thursday. In 2026, the FIA ​​will indeed make its “moderate revolution” to quote Nikolas Tombazis, the director of the car within the International Federation. In addition to the significant engine changes, which include the removal of the very complex MGU-H, the significant increase in the electrical component of the powertrain, as well as the use of sustainable fuels, the arrival of active aerodynamics is by far the the most spectacular and important novelty concerning the chassis technical regulations unveiled on the sidelines of the Canadian Grand Prix.

This process was chosen in order to marry the future chassis as best as possible with the 2026 power unit, without it

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