In a presentation at the Singapore GP, Ross Brawn said plans for the next generation of cars had evolved across three different concepts over the past 12 months with all teams engaged in providing analysis and feedback.
"I'm def (definitely) gonna be driving if cars look like this", the 33-year-old Briton said on his Instagram account.
"When we started looking at the 2021 auto, the primary objective was to enable the cars to race well together", says Formula 1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn.
"The primary goal is to produce raceable cars, cars that will battle in close proximity", he said.
One of the main goals is to improve the level of racing by adjusting the aerodynamics of the cars in such a way that it makes it much easier for the cars to follow each other closely.
Of the three, the third concept is the one most closely related to the current F1 cars, with the other silver vehicle (Concept 1) representing a more futuristic ideal - see the cleaner halo incorporation and more intricate spoiler. 'What we established early on in our research is the cars we have now are very bad in following each other.
F1 has been working on a new auto design for about a year, the 63-year-old former Mercedes and Brawn team boss said, collaborating with governing body the FIA and the teams on alleviating the problem whereby a vehicle behind another loses a significant amount of its performance.
"Once the (current) cars get within a few vehicle lengths of each other, they lose 50 percent of their downforce".
The most notable change in all three concepts is the introduction of fairings near the wheels to improve the airflow, with cars for 2019 already set to include changes to the front wings based on similar principles.
'That is not to control the development, because it's critical this development achieves its objectives, but why shouldn't we have great looking cars as we're evolving the cars? I'm pleased to say that the solutions are pretty aligned.
"We're listening to what the fans want, we want to engage with their passion, we want them to feel that Formula One is listening to them". The 18-inch wheels that will be a part of the future F1 tyre contract are visible too.
F1 wants the cars of the future to be ones that get young people excited about motorsport.