The young Italian collaborates with F1 Management and designed the concepts of the 2021 single-seaters


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Once again Italy is at the heart of the F1. This time, thanks to the brilliant mind of an Italian architect and designer that envisions the future shapes of competition cars. His name is Antonio Paglia, 36, from Pescara (Abruzzo). He teaches “Hand drawing & sketching for car design” at University Politecnico of Milan. He works for Piaggio, Aprilia, and Moto Guzzi. Also, through Q-id (automotive – motorbike and industrial design company) he designed for Ducati, Luxury Living, Mv Agusta, Kawasaki, and Ferrari.

Since 2017, he started to work as a Creative concept Designer for F1 – Formula One Management creating a series of F1 concepts for 2021 and main components.

His 2021 concepts illustrate how the future rules of F1 will modify the single-seaters and the importance of the cars’ aesthetics.

At the age of 15, Paglia was already drawing sketches of the cars he was dreaming of. Designs which already shown his passion and that he already had in his mind the seeds of a revolution of shapes. Later on, to follow his passion he studied Architecture and Transportation design. And began to collect awards like the 2014 ‘Creativity Award‘ by Auto & Design at the ‘Autostyle competition 2014’.

Then, Paglia’s dream to meet the F1 management and collaborate with them to create the 2021 F1 came true. And it is a collaboration that continues today, He said: “It is fantastic. My contribution is from a stylistic and creative point of view but it remains a great adventure.” Adding “The concepts presented in September 2018 are all my renders and designs commissioned by F1. The 2021 single-seaters we saw in Austin are obviously the result of the 2-year study in which I contributed from the point of view of style, collaborating obviously with aerodynamic engineers led by Jason Somerville, Pat Symonds, and Ross Brawn.”

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