As part of the vision, images of a vehicle concept known as MCLExtreme, a 500 km / h rear-wheel-drive electric car powered by a "foldable battery molded in the aerodynamic package" were released.
The aero would be "morphing," while vehicle technology would include an onboard AI copilot and "self-healing tires."
It's not the first time that McLaren has unveiled a futuristic concept that shared his MP4-X idea in December 2015.
The "vision" of MAT's future Grand Prix, however, goes much further: It assesses what the car, drivers, tracks and fans could evolve.
McLaren says it has done extensive research, including discussions with fans. Assess the "international policy for the electrification of electric vehicles and emission targets" and assess how the technology for people and vehicles is expected to change.
The idea for a futuristic racetrack includes huge side windbreaks, boxes with charging capacities, and customizable circuits to external weather.
There are also "darkening zones without communication or AI support for the driver", which have a special race suit reinforced for extremely high speeds.
The AI copilot element would "learn" from its driver, whose feel would "be reflected on the chassis".
McLaren's circuit concept also includes transparent roofs to allow fans to see more track movement, and the intervention of fans is another element studied in detail
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19659012] It provides that "the feel of the fans is projected in the cockpit of the car" and what it calls "mixed reality", which gives the fans access to multiple camera angles and races data. "
Esports competitors would be able to participate virtually in real time in the race – something that has already been explored in Formula E – while players could head off the track before the grand prize to teach the AI new racing strategies " MAT Motorsport -Director Rodi Basso explained the concept: "We are always looking for innovations to find the solution of tomorrow.
" In recent years we have seen concepts and ideas What a Formula 1 car could look like and operate in the future.
"However, this is the first time anyone has thought about a viable vision of motorsport in the future."
"We hope this will spark a debate on how motorsport is responding to changes in technology and sports entertainment to ensure that we can meet the needs of fans in 2050."