In the article both Adrian Newey and Sam Michael say that the circuit design is a major reason for the lack of overtaking in F1.
Some of Newey's comments;
"Fundamentally, I think the circuits are probably the biggest influence,”
“Everybody keeps conveniently forgetting about that, as it is deemed to be easier to change the cars than change the circuits.”
Some of Michael's comments;
“One thing that hasn’t really been addressed at all so far is circuit design,”
“You’ve got to ask yourself, why do you go to a race such as Barcelona where no one overtakes, and then take exactly the same cars to Monza, Montreal or Hockenheim and you get lots of overtaking."
“Those cars are exactly the same aerodynamically, yet on one circuit they overtake a lot and on another circuit they don’t overtake at all."
“It’s because of the circuit layout – it’s because when they lay out circuits they don’t look closely enough at the combination of slow-speed corners onto straights followed by slow-speed corners."
I agree with both these men. What's your opinion?
Edited by fastlegs, 04 January 2010 - 18:02.