James Key says pit stops in 2022 could be made more difficult by the flow deflectors on the new 18-inch wheels.

With big regulation changes being brought in for next season, a prototype 2022 Formula 1 car was displayed at the British Grand Prix in July.

Among the obvious visible differences was the flow deflectors protruding over the front wheels, which are also larger.

This, combined with the addition of the flow deflectors, prompted Sebastian Vettel to highlight a vision issue, saying after a simulator run that “with the covers and the big wheels, you can’t see the kerbs at all”.

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