As part of the cars early developmentF1 is a race off the track as well as on the track, with teams fighting to develop the fastest... There's more..., teams use exact scale models of the F1F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... cars that are tested and evaluated in a wind tunnelA wind tunnel is a tool used in F1 to study the way the air moves past the car enabling... There's more....
In order to ensure the wealthier teams do not have an unfair advantage, wind tunnel time is restricted with the allocation of aerodynamicAerodynamics is the science of controlling how the air behaves as the car cuts through it at speed. F1 cars... There's more... testing for teams, based on where they placed in the most recent constructors’ championship. The allocations are then reassessed on June 30.
In 2021, fifth place in the constructors’ standings was the benchmark for testing time. From there, teams placed higher were allocated less aerodynamic testing time, and teams placed lower were given more.
In 2022, first place will only have 70 per cent aerodynamic testing time, and last place will have 115 per cent.