F1 is making an easy thing difficult

F1 is making an easy thing difficult

Grand prix racing is a complicated sport that doesn't lend itself to easy answers. But EDD STRAW offers up one area where big gains can be made without any difficulty

One of the fundamentals of a great sporting spectacle is making it as easy as possible for your fans to follow what's happening. So why does Formula 1 consistently fail to grasp this?

That opening statement could be used as a launchpad for a critique of any number of facets of grand prix racing, but the topic at hand is arguably one of the most straightforward to solve, one that doesn't involve complicated technical implications and expensive changes to the car.

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