Domenicali wants to drive down F1 car weight

Stefano Domenicali admits he would like to drive down the ever-increasing weight of Formula 1 cars. After the recent F1 Commission meeting, the FIA confirmed the body’s objectives to “reduce car dimensions” and “reduce or contain car mass” in 2026. Indeed, while minimum car weights were once in the 500-600 kilo range, that number has blown out to an unprecedented 798kg as the regulations changed for 2022. “It is clear that today, between the hybridisation and the safety systems, weight is an issue that I would like to be able to manage better to give the drivers a lighter car.

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