F1 » POLL: Is the refuelling ban a good move for F1 2010?

Vote in our latest F1 poll and have your say now on if you think the refuelling ban will be a positive move.

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Calvin _

January 27, 2010 4:17 PM

Not sure about this one. I guess we'll have to see how it pans out. They tried a refuelling ban before and had to re-introduce it. Must have been a reason for that, but it escapes me.

I didn't like overtaking in the pits. Overtaking should be out on the track and any weight differentials caused by cars on different strategies should have made overtaking easier. It'll be less so with all cars on the same fuel load, so we may get less overtaking.

At least refuelling stops added some drama when the teams c0cked it up. It'll be less so with only tyres to change. Maybe they should limit the number of people who can work on a car at any one time.


January 27, 2010 4:21 PM

I'm reserving judgement until I see how it works out, really really hope it does help the overtaking. In theory it should!

The idea of pit stops taking only a few seconds is very exciting though! :D


January 27, 2010 4:59 PM

On safety grounds alone this is a good thing for F1. The drivers should be good enough to pass on the track. If the cars prevent this change the tech regs so they can. Passing in the pits requires no skill or bravery, look at schumacher, Ross Brawn made the vast majority of his passes. Wish the F1 teams would stop whinging and start racing!

Sokudo - Unregistered

January 27, 2010 5:10 PM

this is a good thing. safety of the drivers and pit crews come first and after the incident between kovalainen and raikkonen, that kind of sealed the deal. also, this will make the end of races exciting. low fuel, tyres coming to the end of their life, we'll see some sliding around and possibly some last ditch overtaking moves.

Ruben Zand

January 27, 2010 5:17 PM

I rather have seen refuelling. It is as much part of a strategy as tyres in my opinion. They just shouldn't have made the car-weights public. That took away the most excitement of pitstop/fuelling strategy.

I really doubt we will see more overtaking on the track. I rather have seen a lighter car being able to keep up with the better ones and possibly overtake them and probably have to stop sooner, but then you have better chances in overtaking.

Alan - Unregistered

January 27, 2010 5:45 PM

Its a bad move this ban is, every little rule change the fia have made in the last 10-15 years has made formula 1 more boring, taking away refueling takes out another element of racing, the only rule change the fia got right in the last few years was a return to full slick tyres, which was a result of a bad rule change in the first place.

George Zaidan

January 27, 2010 7:08 PM
Last Edited 361 days ago

If someone tries to overtake wouldn't they use up more fuel in that initial burst of speed? I guess it will be worth it if they succeed. Either way the 2 that are challenging each other will tend to use up more fuel than the others I suppose, anyway it will be quite interesting to see how this is handled. anyway no chance of anyone leaving the pits dragging along a hose anymore... hahaha love you Massa.

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