F1 » Schumacher, Ecclestone back rule changes

Bernie Ecclestone and Michael Schumacher back F1's rule change after successful implementation in the early rounds of 2011

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May 10, 2011 1:10 PM

Totally agree. The tyre strategy (including the use of tyres in qualifying) has added a new tactical dimension, as has the use of DRS and KERS. I am finding the racing a lot more interesting and enthralling this year than I did last year.

Taz - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 1:26 PM

Getting your head round the strategies takes a wee while...but thats a good thing, plenty of entertainment.

It was needed for the good of F1, Jeff Willis once statement that F1 didn't need over taking, thank god he's not making the rules.


May 10, 2011 1:48 PM
Last Edited 1734 days ago

Don't you just get a kick out of the contrivances of F1. Here's a sport that wants to be "green" by reducing fuel consumption and emissions, but spends enormous fossil energy producing the event itself. They want to be "friendly" to the environment, so they want oxymoronic quiet race cars. They want to be "relevant" to consumer motoring needs, so they have KERS, which doesn't shake out energy-wise overall in the life-cycle of the device(yes... it's true). Now they have tyres that are made to degrade to provide what looks like racing -- and that is really relevant to everyday driving, isn't it. What a schizophrenic outfit F1 is.


May 10, 2011 2:12 PM

I love the whole Kers/DRS idea. I have to agree with a comment above, making a higher tire degradation doesnt help with the "green" cause, plus it leaves too much crap on the track. Also it makes drivers to be more cautious when overtaking which doesnt necessarily helps the show. In a nutshell KERS/DRS was a step forward to overtaking but the tires were a step backwards.


May 10, 2011 2:33 PM

the high degradation of tyres, does bring in another variable, but it does veer from the definition of "race" which should be about cars, one on one. even for quali, you see cars not going out so as to save one set of tyres.
for quali, wouldnt it be fairer to allow the teams to use two sets of softs, and then dictate the supply for the race itself, allowing cars to change the tyres for the start, as long as the same grade as was used for quali, is used. in other words, give them say three sets of softs, which they can use "from new".

Jose - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 2:41 PM

Schumacher really enjoyed the close racing and
watching the fights for position. Nice article
Crash!! Now for almost two seasons I'm still waiting for Schhmacher to join the fight. Maybe try
going toe to toe with Nico, your teammate,
been waiting to see that..


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