ConsFW wrote:Think about it this way - if there were a 159kg (350lb) driver with more driving skill than Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna combined, do you think he could succeed in Formula One? Should the rules be changed to give such a driver a "fair" chance? After all, it's should just be about "skill" right? Where do we draw the line? In reality, what we call skill is not merely mental but also physical ability, whether it involves throwing a basketball or driving a car at 5Gs.
A 159 KG person would have to be 2.31 m high in order to be classified as simply overweight and not obese in the BMI. It seems highly unlikely that a person with such a body could ever exhibit half the driving skill of Alex Yoong in a F1 car, let alone MS and AS combined. Does anyone know the height of the highest ever modern F1 driver and the weight of the heaviest one? And of course the rules should not be changed to give anyone a "fair" chance, by definition that would be unfair and discriminating!