Posted on April 6, 2014

This weekend there has been a lot of talk about the 2014 rules and the possibility of making some changes, under pressure from Red Bull and Ferrari in particular. We’ve had lots of comments, especially in light of the criticism voiced by Red Bull’s Adrian Newey on Friday, and here we post one of the most eloquent and well argued of them, to give a fan’s perspective and to give voice to the views of those who watch the sport week in week out. Both Ferrari and Red Bull and their senior figures have been talking down the sport recently, More…

Posted on December 10, 2013

The rule changes announced today by the FIA, following meetings of the new F1 Strategy Group and the F1 commission, range from the pragmatic to pure Hollywood. At the pragmatic end of the scale, the cost cap is long overdue and vital to maintain the medium sized and smaller teams, which are close to the brink financially. At the Hollywood end, the idea of awarding double points for the last race is breathtaking at first glance, so odd does it seem and so out of keeping with F1′s history. It will add another 100 points to the mix, meaning another More…

Posted on February 8, 2010

Many readers have been in touch asking for clarification of the latest changes to the sporting regulations. Last week the F1 Commission met to discuss the proposals to change some of the sporting regulations to improve the show this season, things which have been discussed for some time, even voted on before. Many items were on the table including tyre usage, compulsory pit stops, overtaking lanes and extra points for pole and fastest lap. Many were rejected, but the revision to the points system was approved so now the winner has a much bigger advantage over second place – 7 More…

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