It's not the formula for an exciting race

March 2013
Daily Mail;3/29/2013, p70
FORMULA 1 Grand Prix racing is now more about tyre changes than cars, engines and drivers. In the 192.8 mile Malaysian Grand Prix, some teams used four pit stops — that's five sets of tyres. Even then, some were blistering and delaminating after only a few miles. Can this deliberately designed degradation really be the only way to make a race appear competitive? Changing four wheels in 2.4 seconds is incredibly quick — but brings its own problems, as we saw with the Force India team, and Jenson Button's car etc.


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