F1 » Two mandatory pit-stops suggested to spice up F1 action

With the F1 2010 curtain-raising Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir having been widely criticised as 'boring', one suggestion to spice up the show is to make it compulsory for drivers to stop twice for new tyres each race rather than just once

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March 16, 2010 6:33 PM

In the slight 1 in 50 million chance that one of the rule making twerps reads this, here is what they should do:

1. Lower engine revs,
2. Reduce braking efficiency,
2. Give drivers an option on soft, medium or hard tyres, they decide before qualifying and stick with the same compund for the race and can do what they like with the tyres,
4. Reduce downforce,
5. Get rid of gadgets like double diffusers,
6. Teams should be allowed to use as many engines as they like each year,
7. Get rid of the in-season testing ban. We want to see teams develop and charge through the field, not the championship to be decided after one race.

Do that, and F1 may return to being worth watching.

Alan - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 6:44 PM

Basically they need to stop trying to slow the cars down and just let them race, plus the new circuits we get now are too small, we need bigger sepang style circuits were there is wide corners

TooBored - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 6:46 PM

Two mandatory pit stops? Just like in DTM, removing pit strategy out of the equation will NOT encourage more overtaking on track. Whats next, homologated chasis and aerodynamics, common components? It wont make f1
much more exciting.
Formula 1 single BIGGEST enemy is their speed. When you're charging a track at an average speed of 100mph, theres only ONE racing line and you ONLY hope of overtaking is the other driver making a mistake. So the only way for
more "exciting" F1 race is SLOW the car down by at least 20sec and add MORE grip/downforce.


March 16, 2010 6:59 PM
Last Edited 2079 days ago

two stops is not going to make a difference the formula is fundamentally flawed. as long as cars cannot follow each other closely at speed on track we will not get the racing we crave.

the ONLY way to do this is to get rid of the aero... get rid of the rear wings or reduce their effect by 90%, get rid of the diffuser and reduce the front wing area by 90%. you don't need to do anything to tyre size, with reduced aero the drivers will find the limit earlier so speeds will be reduced. with the cars not making big holes in the air behind you'll see closer racing and the possibility of passing the car infront.

its that simple.


March 16, 2010 7:04 PM

iv got it IV GOT IT........let the paying public throw stones at the cars if thay dont overtake...then if thay dont throw them at the drivers when thay get out...and for fun we can throw them at tiny vador,after a race if its a crap one......so lots of throwing to be done then.

John - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 7:16 PM

It doesn't matter what you do, the cars are designed to interrupt the air flow for the car behind, that's why they cant follow close through the high speed corners.
Slow corners there isn't enough difference in bhp or braking performance to enable passing.

They can try standard wings front and back, or maybe a hanford wing, but the engineers will find a way round it, by way of shaped sidepods, or even exhaust exits.

Knee jerk rule changes wont make a difference in this case.

quentin - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 7:16 PM

leave the rules alone just make the wings of the cars half the size then maybee the cars can run close behind each other look at indy they have the same situation regarding tyres both types have to be used they seem to be able to overtake as the cars have probably got about 50% of the downforce and aero aids that an F1 car has also look how much cleaner the cars look aswell and they will have more spped availabel down the straights as they wont have the downforce slowing them down

chete44 - Unregistered

March 16, 2010 7:18 PM

So Bridgestone is about to leave F1, and Martin wants them to make more wheels!??
Was this idea his, or Lulus himself?
What does other teams,-softer in tyre wear in the long stints than macca-, say to this?
Does Ferrari agree? RedBull? Mercedes?

-All Ideas are wellcome.. . NEXT!!

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