Drivers in traction?

There’s been a bit of a debate amongst the drivers about the removal of traction control. Usually the drivers all want things made safer – but the racers in them know that if they’re any good they might be able I gain an advantage. Massa said that he thought it would be unsafe and Kimi basically called him a wuss (although he didn’t specifically name names).

Personally in safety matters I usually listen to DC. He seems to strike a good balance. He’s happy about traction control and concerned about non-heated tires (which were slated for next year).

Traction control exemplifies the problems of running modern F1. Some people think F1 should employ the absolute pinnacle of car technology of at the very least the stuff you can get in road cars (a lot of road cars have traction control) and they want the technology almost to the point of negating the drivers input. Others at the other extreme think everyone should be driving around in the same car so the driver is everything.

The reality is that F1 is somewhere in between and always has been.

Overall though the most important thing is that I want my racing to be good racing which is entertaining. And part of entertaining me is not killing any of the drivers.

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About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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