manchild wrote:I'm all for it. Add to that foot operated mechanical clutch and manual mechanical gearbox.
I keep repeating that as the cure for the sport, for years and years, but no one listens. As long as the cars are electronically controlled like PlayStation console, there'd be no overtaking and true showing of driver's skills.
My thoughts are in between, I think power steering is good because of the safety aspects, but I would love to see the return of the clutch and manual non paddle-shifted gear box. Dont get me wrong I love F1 technology but giving the driver more to do will really sort the crowd I think. More chances for small errors that will allow potential passing.
Drivers are already fit enough, they have more endurance than 99% of the population of the planet. We all know that they can drive a car for hours on end with near perfect lap times. We could give them lead gloves next year and you can bet ever driver will show up next year looking like popeye, and have no issues turning out the same laps. We need something to give the drivers more to do and more control over the car, hence more chances at error. Adding a clutch means 1 more chance of error every shift that needs to be made, and that is huge in itself.
I do feel a bit strange about saying do away with the flappy paddle gearbox, but to improve the show of the sport this 1 bit of technology could be sacrificed. I don't believe this effects the sports safety factor.
flynfrog wrote:why not go back to horses and buggies.
Im thinking people already race those...http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index. ... ls_do.html
So why duplicate the effort?