F1 cars of future revealed ahead of 2021 radical changes including bigger wheels and smaller rear wings

COULD this be Formula One's future?

An image of a concept F1 car was posted on Twitter ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

 The concept F1 car for the 2021 season complete with bigger wheels and a smaller rear wing

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The concept F1 car for the 2021 season complete with bigger wheels and a smaller rear wing

The picture was presented by Liberty Media's motor racing chief, Ross Brawn, at a seminar in the city, which was also attended by Pirelli's motorsport boss, Mario Isola.

The image of the Ferrari is based on new rules for the 2021 season and features radical changes from this year's F1 cars.

The car has bigger wheels but low-profile tyres, smaller rear wings, more streamlined front wings and less complicated sidepods; all introduced to make F1 more exciting for the fans.

The new cars will have less downforce meaning that cars can travel closer together without running in the turbulent air, caused by the current high level of aerodynamics, which in theory will make more overtaking.

 Pirelli's motorsport boss Mario Isola talks through the changes in tyres

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Pirelli's motorsport boss Mario Isola talks through the changes in tyres

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Currently, F1 drivers complain that they cannot get close enough to overtake as the dirty air caused by the car in front caused them to lose grip and destroys their tyres.

Brawn and F1's owners, Liberty Media, are working with team bosses to thrash out plans for the 2021 season, which they hope to get approved soon.

Meanwhile, the 2021 concept also features a refined version of the Halo cockpit protection system.

The Halo played a crucial role in helping Sauber's Charles Leclerc avoid a serious accident at the Belgian GP.

His teammate, Marcus Ericsson, also survived a high-speed crash last out in the Italian GP, with the Halo bearing the brunt of the impact.

The sport's governing body, the FIA, have been working on a new version of the Halo.

FIA Race Director, Charlie Whiting, said: "There is further research going on for a new iteration, probably 2021, for a possibly more aesthetically pleasing to some.

"But that's not the predominant reason for doing it. I have to say the Halo project was the most thoroughly researched project we've ever done, by a long way.

 The controversial halo system saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury in the Belgian GP

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The controversial halo system saved Charles Leclerc from serious injury in the Belgian GP

"We put an awful lot of work into trying to look at all the incidents where it may have helped, you've probably seen the presentations, we tried to assess what would have happened with or without it.

"It was a massively complex piece of research, it would have to be similarly thorough if we want to do another version of it."

COULD this be Formula One's future?