The FIA are failing to make teams stick to the traction control ban according to ITV’s Ted Kravitz. The teams have been using special engine setting maps at the start of the races to simulate launch control and get their cars off the line as quickly as possible – and efforts to stop the practice … Continue reading How teams dodge traction control ban
Two areas of the F1 rules have come in for criticism following the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix. The qualifying format is under fire following the incident involving Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton in Sepang. And the safety car rules are being examined after several drivers were disadvantaged by them in Melbourne. Happily, both these … Continue reading Two good reasons to ban refuelling
Bernie Ecclestone is talking about getting rid of championship points: What I want to see is the winner of the most number of races as world champion, and second places only to be used if the top two finish the season with the same number of wins. The constructors would keep the existing system. And … Continue reading Bernie Ecclestone talks some sense
Several major changes to the rules this year have attracted a lot of attention – the traction control ban, four-race gearboxes, and changes to qualifying. Which change are going to have the biggest impact on F1 this year? Here’s a quick look at some of the rules changes for 2008.