Eccelstone proposes shortcuts

Ross Balfour

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He is offically lost his mind!

Bernie Ecclestone garners more headlines with suggestions that short-cuts could be used to spice up F1
Benie Eccelstone has made another radical suggestion ahead of the new F1 season by proposing the introduction of short-cuts at each circuit.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Ecclestone has suggested that short-cuts could be used at each circuit during the season with drivers able to use the advantage five times in a race.

Short-cuts are used in some forms of racing, such as Rallycross, but would be a controversial addition to F1 despite the need to improve overtaking opportunities.

“You wouldn't get stuck behind a slower car,” he said. “I've tried to push the teams on this because I don't think the efforts to increase overtaking are working.”

The 'paper also reports team principals as being surprised by Ecclestone's latest suggestion, which is seen more as an effort to garner headlines than to solve the overtaking issue.
Next drivers will be able to drop mushrooms and bananas from their cars to slow others down judging by the way things are going!


 

Dragos Haba

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You know how to make it more interesting?
Stop making stupid rules, give them a reasonable budget, get rid of all the stupid rules you've previously put on the sport that made it DIE and see what happens...
 

Péter Bártfai

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I understand his idea, but it's not really a solution.
Will anyone try to pass if he can use a shortcut 5 times in a race?
It's not really different than passing using pit-stop strategy in my opinion. Exciting on one side, but on the other, we can't see any good fights.
Also I can't imagine how people could make it safe, also in times when we have no money, why would we build totally new sections to all F1 circuits?

We only need more drivers like Kobayashi, and we'll see passes!
 
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why not move it directly to a open road? best would be at work traffic times, overtaking should be no problem then at all :p
 

Philip Antonia

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What happened to putting a load of the best racing drivers in the world in high powered racing cars on a track together and letting them get on with it??
 

Trebor901

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stupid idea, next it will be "Bernie proposes missiles and guns to be fitted on F1 cars"
 
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I think we've probably underestimated Bernie, ithink it's a clever idea, not the short cuts thing but the idea of it. I think Bernie comes up with these air brained idea's to get people talking about F1 and generate publicity.
Is was about this time last year that he wanted to bring in the medals scheme wasn't it. :)
 

Resi Respati

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I dropped my jaws just after hearing this on another forum.

Seriously Bernie, enough! :( You even haven't paid for ruining Donington (and many others)!