F1 teams removing paint to save weight

Auto Motor und Sport reports that most teams have removed paint from sections of their 2022 cars to tackle their overweight problems. This year, F1 cars are 46 kilograms heavier than under the old rules regime – and only one team, Alfa Romeo, has produced a car that is not in need of a diet. We didn’t want that anymore,” Alfa’s technical boss Jan Monchaux admitted. Meanwhile, naked black carbon fibre sections are now beginning to emerge on rival cars where before there was paint. “A complete paint job weighs around 6 kilograms,” said Alfa Romeo team manager Beat Zehnder.

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