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Ecclestone suggests F1 short-cuts

Bernie Ecclestone garners more headlines with suggestions that short-cuts could be used to spice up F1
Bernie Ecclestone has made another radical suggestion ahead of the new F1 season by proposing the introduction of short-cuts at each circuit.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Ecclestone has suggested that short-cuts could be used at each circuit during the season with drivers able to use the advantage five times in a race.

Short-cuts are used in some forms of racing, such as Rallycross, but would be a controversial addition to F1 despite the need to improve overtaking opportunities.

“You wouldn't get stuck behind a slower car,” he said. “I've tried to push the teams on this because I don't think the efforts to increase overtaking are working.”

The 'paper also reports team principals as being surprised by Ecclestone's latest suggestion, which is seen more as an effort to garner headlines than to solve the overtaking issue.


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MotoGP Fan - Unregistered

January 14, 2010 9:57 AM

Ok, this guy has finally lost it! Short-cuts?? did I hear short-cuts?? I cant belive this guy is still in charge of F1 this has to be the most idiotic idea I have ever heard. Why doesn't someone just cut the first chicane at Monza on the first lap and get to the front? Or an even worse scenario: Last lap of the race, DriverA is comfortably in the lead but DriverB has one more "short-cut" left, so what does he do? He cuts the last corner and wins the race! Can you even begin to imagine the controversy this rule will cause??



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