F1 » Kate Walker: The other decision made in London

Crash.net's Kate Walker looks at one of the outcomes from the F1 Commission meeting on Wednesday and how it should help improve racing at no extra cost

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June 20, 2014 12:45 PM

I just don't understand why the teams don't adopt simpler ways to spend money

Cut live telemetry, that will save sending loads of Monkeys around the world and in the pits to sitting on computer screens. The bye product of this is that it will hand back to the drivers decisions that they should be making in the car, so now a thinking driver will have an advantage, I always get a bit sadder when I hear an ex world champion radioing the team and asking what he should do about his understeer.

Cut the use of chemicals, sorry I meant to say fuel. Use actual pump fuel available to the public (not as described by the MSA)

Drastically reduce the aero down-force numbers do it simply by mandating a single element front wing and get rid of those hideous stacks. They could also mandate that the edges are not sharp so it reduces the number of punctures caused by collisions.

Lock Bernie away and distribute the money to the teams in a more open way. (perhaps Bavaria is on it's way to do this)


June 20, 2014 2:56 PM


Great suggestions, suspect you'd do a much better job that than idiot Todt, the less said about Bernie the better. He's destroying the sport. Double points later in the season may lose it a lot of fans.


June 20, 2014 8:51 PM

It's official, the F1 Commission have lost the plot! Standing restarts? Why do they need safety cars then, just bring everybody into the box and sort it out there. This isn't Formula One this is Formula Duh!


June 20, 2014 9:08 PM

What happens when the front row on a restart has spent tires and a car back in row eight has new tires? How are they going to direct the cars to the correct grid positions and what can be done to the cars when they pit. How long will they be retained in the pitlane? Will cars overheat on reformed grids. Since this is a restart of the race how will laps be adjusted. When there is a crash on the restart does the safety car come out or do the cars just go back to the box? How about NASCAR style "debris" on the track, will this cause a restart? Are they going to replace the planks with Titanium strips or use both, how many strips can they use and where are they to be positioned? It just goes on and on. This is what happens when you abandon competition for show biz!!! It is more than pathetic, it's sickening.

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