Radio silence would transform F1

Radio silence would transform F1

Pit-to-car radio has become a central part of grand prix tactics. EDD STRAW asks what would happen if it was outlawed

Critics of Formula 1 always proffer quick-fix solutions to its perceived shortcomings. Be it less detailed technical regulations, more detailed technical regulations, somehow making aerodynamics irrelevant to a car moving at high speed through air (presumably by placing circuits in a vacuum), changing the tyres, engines etc, there is always some easy answer

The formula is simple. Do x, y and z and magically grand prix racing will be exactly as it was when it was at its best. Of course, in most people's minds that seems to be when they were in their teens. But it is rare for a single, simple change to have a dramatic effect. For that to happen, it has to influence a facet of grand prix racing so central to its nature that it can have an effect on a multitude of areas.

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