F1 » Webber: Why do they have to keep dicking with F1 rules?

In typically outspoken fashion, Red Bull Racing star Mark Webber lambasts the ban on refuelling for having made F1 2010 'boring' - and asks why the FIA feels the need to keep 'dicking with' the rules...

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March 16, 2010 4:50 PM

Webber has stated what we all fear - more boring races.

Some people maybe joking when they say they fell asleep - I LITERALLY fell asleep. I can't see the point of waking up at 7am on a Sunday morning to see what I saw this past Sunday.

At this point what can they do to shake things up? Maybe 2 mandatory pit stops? Have Bridgestone to make softer tires?

Since the cars are made and the aero rules are set how can they increase overtaking?

Mark _

March 16, 2010 5:06 PM

Keeping re-fueling is not the answer. That was just treating the sympton i.e. boring racing. F1 is the only series that you cannot follow the car ahead of you too closely. We don't need some radical design to fix this. Indycar, GP2, A1GP, ... all have cars that can pass each other.

They need to get rid of the double diffusers, raise the front wings and bring back a form of KERS. The KERS needs to limited to being used once every other lap so that drivers cannot use it to defend their position each lap.

Dario - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 5:15 PM

Wasn't 2009 a fairly good season as far as overtaking and close battles? Outside of the outright advantage Braun had in the beginning. So why not let rules settle in for 3 or 4 years before making more changes?

Bugoy - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 5:26 PM

Damn right people. i went straight to bed after lap 20. a procession is much better to watch than that parade. and if vettel hasn't had that misfortune. we can determine the winner after the qualifying. for once you qualify on pole then thats it, your the winner.

Calvin _

March 16, 2010 5:47 PM

Why, because they know what they want to achieve, they just don't have the ability to achieve it. That's why they keep making changes, to see if it works. This sort of thing, iteration, will take ages and cost the teams a fortune.

Mark - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 6:05 PM

What is this nonsense of raising the front wing??? they raised it some 50mm at the end of 2001 and another 25mm in 04 or 05 I think??? All it contributed as a lessening of front downforce for the trailing car, a very key aspect of being able to overtake in a modern F1 car. Making the tyres slightly larger, somehow forcing the cars to generate more drag at the rear of the car, and banning the double diffuser will all assist to the current issue..

Rick B

March 16, 2010 6:15 PM

"if I'd tried to force the issue it would have ended in a crash"

Or the other guy gets out of the way. That's how they do it in other series...

I'm not entirely buying the rules being the only problem.

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