Is too much data ruining Formula 1?

Is too much data ruining Formula 1?

Telemetry has been developed over the years to allow Formula 1 drivers and engineers access to thousands of channels of data, covering every aspect of their cars. But, writes JAMES ROBERTS, should its usage be limited to improve the spectacle?

During Friday morning practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, there was an intriguing piece of radio traffic between driver and pitwall. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes engineer Peter Bonnington came over the airwaves.

"Suggest a slower entry into Turn 12 for a better exit." Hamilton's response was rather telling: "I don't need coaching, Bono..."

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