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Everything You Need To Know About 2026 Regulations

A new era awaits. Today, it came one step closer.

The FIA and F1 have previewed the long-awaited 2026 chassis regulations to accompany the previously confirmed 2026 Power Unit regulations.

So, what are they?

Here are the key changes for 2026 to be aware of:

  • Cars will be smaller, lighter, carry less drag and downforce for improved raceability and closer racing.

  • 2026 cars will be 30kg lighter than current generation F1 cars improving efficiency and handling.

  • Redesigned sustainable power with 100% sustainable fuel and almost 300% more battery power and even split between Internal Combustion and Electric power.

  • Evolving aerodynamic concept to further reduce losses impacting performance of following car (dirty air).

  • Introduction of active aerodynamics to aid recovering enough energy and overall energy management.

  • Increased overtaking opportunities through new MGUK Manual Override Mode granting more electrical power deployment for the following car.

  • Record number of six power unit manufacturers with Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault, Honda, Audi and Red Bull Ford Powertrains committed to F1 from 2026.

  • Improved safety through stronger structures and even tougher tests without increasing car weight.

Alongside these regulations, we are working hand in hand with our Title and Technical Partner PETRONAS on the development of 100% sustainable fuels.

Speaking after the announcement, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “These regulations mark a significant moment in the future of our sport as we look forward to a new generation of car and power unit that aims to give our fans closer and exciting racing.

"The new sustainably fuelled hybrid power unit presents a huge opportunity for the global automotive industry, the drop in fuel has the potential to be used by cars around the world and dramatically cut emissions.

"Its potential is one of the key reasons why we will have a record number of engine suppliers in Formula 1 in 2026."

The 2026 regulations are now set to presented for ratification by the World Motor Sport Council on June 28.

Take a look through these images of what the 2026 Formula 1 cars could look like.

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