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FIA to look at circuit design in the hope of improving overtaking

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HartleyF1 - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 11:26 AM

My idea... Start race on triple s bends, and follow that up all the way around with loads of differing camber on every bend, s bend and straight! the track must have loads of fast straights leading into slow tight apex's and corners some of which could be almost unsighted and rather than introduce sprinklers aka Bernie's idea, the track surface at different parts of the track should be made up of different materials ie tarmac running on to concrete, and maybe brick... you get the idea!... this for me would improve the show because of the different effects all the different challenges would have on the cars and the drivers!.

790 - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 12:31 PM

No **** Sherlock, F1 is a system comprising of track, chassis, electronics, tyres, Engine, driver etc.

For F1 to meet its objectives (other than generating lots of cash for Mr E) the whole system needs to be re-evaluated in a holistic manner, not just its individual components.

What the FIA have been doing over the years is the equivalent of trying to fix a puncture by replacing a steering wheel!

Busby - Unregistered

March 09, 2011 12:46 PM

Circuit design has a lot to do with it, or has it?
couldit be that the phenomenal braking capacity in F1 cars thats causing the difficulty? go back to steel discs?
having said all the above, lets not forget Kamui Kobayashi produced some excellent overtaking moves in 2010, though admittedly with somewhat conducive circumstances such as fresh tyres or what not.
It might be there is not enough incentive to try to overtake. Maybe Bernie had a point when he mentioned medals system.


March 09, 2011 1:05 PM

Bernie also suggested placing sprinklers around the circuits producing false rain together with some other ludicrous ideas which included the medal system.

Shows he has a humour under that facade of steel personality or was he fair dinkum.

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