Why refuelling wouldn't improve F1's racing

Why refuelling wouldn't improve F1's racing

FIA president Jean Todt and the GPDA have both recently suggested refuelling could be the answer to improving Formula 1's racing. But a detailed look at the previous refuelling era shows that its return would not be a magic bullet to fix the show

Refuelling returned to the agenda of Formula 1's chattering classes last week thanks to a combination of FIA president Jean Todt's suggestion that such a move should be analysed and support for this from the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

But while refuelling is not without its positives, for the drivers in particular it would be a mistake for grand prix racing to go back there. The arguments in favour are that it would allow drivers to push more during races, a laudable aim, and would help reverse the trend of modern GP cars becoming increasingly bloated.

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