Anonymous wrote:Blaming the lack of overtaking on the gearboxes of today is just stupid. do you seriously think that even if they did go back to the orignal manual transmission that there would be mistakes left and right?
I'm absolutely certain. Just think about it - 20.000 engaging and releasing of clutch and 20.000 downshifting per race done by drivers instead of computers! Left foots used for two functions 20.000 times - all of the mentioned per race!
Perhaps 20.000 isn’t exact number because on different track there is different number of shifting but regardless if we're talking about 10.000 or 30.000 the number is huge.
Nowadays computer prevents driver from downshifting to low, takes care of rpm, throttle, clutch, diff, traction… Don’t tell me that any driver would be able to achieve anything with similar accuracy.
There were so many a mistakes made by drivers, and not just mistakes but difference in skills that caused more overtaking before all major teams switched to sequential gearbox in the early '90s.
BTW, why don't you explain your views instead of just saying "stupid"? What are your arguments?
*I forgot to mention lifting right foot of the accelerator for shifting purpose as huge factor since sequential gearboxes allow drivers to shift up without taking foot of the accelerator.