Why F1's 2019 tech changes can't succeed

Why F1's 2019 tech changes can't succeed

Even before the first racing laps of 2019 have been completed, some Formula 1 observers have suggested the aerodynamic rule changes will not have the desired impact on overtaking. STUART CODLING argues that there is a simple reason why such a scenario may indeed come to pass, but it is not because of a lack of trying from the championship's stakeholders

Remember when you partied and it was 1999? As the clocks ticked inexorably towards midnight, so too imminent doom approached in the form of the so-called Millennium Bug. Who knew what catastrophes would ensue as the new century began and computers all over the world went into meltdown, unable to cope with a quadruple-digit date change?

In the event, no nuclear reactors went critical, planes remained in the sky, supermarket doors opened on time, and humanity rubbed its collective head and got on with the traditional January 1 business of clearing out the empties, setting resolutions, and praying for a decent James Bond film in the afternoon. In the public consciousness, the abortive apocalypse was filed away as a pointless (if highly lucrative) beano for the IT industry. Nothing more to see here.

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