Gary Anderson: Why F1 needs half the downforce

Gary Anderson: Why F1 needs half the downforce

AUTOSPORT's technical expert answers your questions, including why F1 doesn't like to experiment with different race formats, and racing with sewing machine power

Why is F1 so afraid to experiment with different GP formats such as reversed grids, sprint races, etc?

Calixto Erico, via Twitter

Any time anyone experiments with something publicly, they risk failing and losing face. That's the main reason nothing happens.

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