The FIA survey into the current lack of overtaking has suggested that the amount of downforce generated by today's cars is to blame.

The report - which has looked into the history of the sport - has called for a reduction in downforce levels and an increase in mechanical grip. This outcome backs up the beliefs of most of the drivers, who were initially opposed to the regulation change which introduced grooved tyres to F1 for 1998. Bigger tyres have been suggested by most as the best way of immediately introducing greater levels of grip, but the FIA looks likely to resist the calls for change.

The designers of the current batch of cars are more sceptical, however, with many saying that no change should be introduced without proper investigation.



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