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Author Topic: More overtaking planned  (Read 990 times)

Offline Wizzo

More overtaking planned
« on: August 31, 2007, 08:58:06 PM »

F1's Overtaking Working Group (OWG) has agreed on its first recommendations to improve the spectacle of grand prix racing.

Following the mostly processional Turkish grand prix, the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reports that the group - headed by team technical boffins Paddy Lowe (McLaren), Pat Symonds (Renault) and Rory Byrne (Ferrari) - is now ready to push ahead with its concepts for improving overtaking through more conducive FIA design rules.

After extensive tests with a 25 per cent model in the Fondmetal wind tunnel in Italy, funded by all the teams except Spyker, it emerges that the OWG will propose a range of changes to be phased-in between around 2009-2010.

Among them are: a wider front wiNg, a narrower and higher rear wing, a steeper diffuser, and the banning of winglets and bargeboards.

Slick tyres may also be reintroduced in 2009.

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Offline Ian

Re: More overtaking planned
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:04:31 PM »
Ahaa, ve vill vait und see den, ja Vis
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Offline johnbull

Re: More overtaking planned
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 10:14:18 AM »
Isn't it pathetic that we have to set up a board to look at improving overtaking.

I thought overtaking was something that came naturally from the skill of the driver, and not something made synthetically.

How low can Formula one go.
Joe M. Anastasi.

Offline Chameleon

Re: More overtaking planned
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 05:23:33 PM »
Be grateful that they're at least trying to do something about it, John.  The lack of overtaking in F1 has been the major gripe of F1 fans for years and, if it takes a committee to put things right, then so be it.  That's a pretty good bunch of guys they've got on the panel too.  Who knows, their ideas might even work.

I did say "might", please note.  ;)
Never mind me - read :D

Offline cosworth151

Re: More overtaking planned
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007, 04:28:00 PM »
I think they should have gotten the team aero boffins to serve on the group. The general consciences seems to be that it is mostly an aero problem. Hopefully they won't do like NASCAR and go with a spec racer car.
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