F1 » Stewart: F1 2010 better without refuelling

I don't miss refuelling – and F1 is better off without it, that's the view of three-time F1 world champion, Sir Jackie Stewart.

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cef911f1 - Unregistered

March 29, 2010 9:32 PM

Most of the time I agree with Sir Jackie, but not this time. Yes, refueling comes with a bit of danger. So does driving a race car on its limit. Refueling added an extra bit to the race strategy and added another variable. Melbourne was a better race than Borerain simply because it rained.

If the FIA can't see fit to change the rules this year, maybe they can have the tracks install sprinkler systems to liven up those races that would otherwise be in the dry. :-o

FooAtari - Unregistered

March 29, 2010 11:54 PM

Being a Scotsman, Stewart is one my all time favorite drivers.

But sometimes he bangs on about safety a little to much. In his day, racing was too dangerous and he did a lot of great things to change that. But today F1 is pretty damn safe and probably holds less risk than drivng to work every day. Give it a rest...

A.S. - Unregistered

March 30, 2010 10:15 AM

How one can miss refuelling? Refuelling in fact was decreasing the desire to overtake since drivers and teams could play with strategy to AVOID overtaking. Now with no refuelling, there's almost no other way to be in front, but to overtake on track. Finally!
Of course there is tire strategy, but this is minor issue and doesn't play such big part in overtaking in the pits as refuelling did.

Jen - Unregistered

March 30, 2010 10:52 AM

Refueling is what ruined F1 in the first place. Ever since it was intoduced in 94, there has been less overtaking on track and more overtaking done in the pit lane. F1 is supposed to be the greatest drivers battling each other on the track, not bloody chess at 200mph.

If they could just sort out the cars aero problems then F1 might just end up a great racing series again.

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