Why F1's doom-mongers need a reality check

Why F1's doom-mongers need a reality check

There are legitimate concerns over what to expect from new-look Formula 1 in 2017, but the doom-mongers are wrong - it's actually in very rude health

If there is one thing Formula 1 is brilliant at, it's talking itself down. So, after two exciting weeks of testing where the new faster cars provided some decent thrills, spills and a great deal of uncertainty ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, there remain those eager to be all glass-half empty about it.

There are the complaints that the shark fins and T-wings are ugly. There are the fears that overtaking will be non-existent. There is weariness that the same Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull teams are out in front. And of course the cars aren't loud enough.

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