Ciro Pabón wrote:Well, seg, the problem as I see it comes from the conflicting reasons given for this development.
On one hand, you have to make the cars "road relevant". Thus, you try to give them fuel economy (whatever that means in an F1 car). There is an stated goal, approved by ALL teams of 50% less drag and 50% less down force.
On the other hand, you have to make the cars "entertaning", which means you have to do that, while keeping top speed and lap times. This is the second goal.
Can you figure out any other solution? This one sounded pretty clever to me, back in 2007 when it appeared. It gives you both goals.
Although it was established this was going to be included among 2011 rules, nobody complained back then.
I cannot imagine an alternative. I hope somebody do.
Thanks, Lurk, I haven't thought of drag braking. Good point. Rosberg´s remarks are logical, thanks also for your quotes, pretty explanatory.
I agree that Formula 1-cars should be entertaining. But doest it imply that cars should maintain their current lap times? Would the vast majority of the fans complain with slower lap times while the cars slide a lot more and thereby require much more input from the driver?