F1 » Teams consider in-season F1 testing

Could in-season testing return to F1?

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oldtimer - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 10:36 AM

Seems like a very sensible idea and their are not many of those around at the moment in F1. It would benefit everybody especially the new teams and drivers and would help them to get up to speed. It is no use people like Bernie Ecclestone rubbishing them after having encourged them to enter if they are restricted in what they can do to improve. Let's hope some more semsible ideas are put forward and we might eventually get the F1 we want and deserve.

MikeG - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 11:48 AM

This is the pinnacle of motorsport. It should be expensive and should be for top teams with adequate budgets. I believe that testing should be unrestricted completely. If the smaller teams cannot afford to test then they don't have to as simple as that. It is surely more credible to win in GP2 then to be running so far at the back of F1.

Georges - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 11:55 AM

Why don't they do like in MotoGP: in some venues, they stay an extra day (usually the Monday after the race), and they are allowed to test. It won't cost much (teams are already there), and track owners could even make some extra money selling tickets!


July 19, 2011 12:43 PM

I'm with MikeG on this one...This is meant to the top class in motorsport! The teams should be allowed to push the boat out and develop the cars as much as possible. In terms of tech & speed, this series is quick getting taken over by LeMans. The results say it all, the racing was closer when teams had the chance to develop a car during the season... And personally i'd prefer to see closer racing at the front with less cars on the grid rather than trying to boost the grid with a bunch of also rans.


July 19, 2011 1:02 PM

Where there is a gap of more than a week between races (so not back-to-back weekend races) they should have a Monday test day after the Sunday race. Everyone is already there, there is no advantage of perfecting a race setup because they have already raced at the track and they can test new parts all day.

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