I want to see innovation in Formula 1

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  1. Benutzername

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    Posted this in the FP2 thread but it seems better fitting here. I'd like to hear your opinions, i think they should stay. I want to see innovation, even if we arent used to the looks of it.

    Or look at this early rearwing. Not that beautiful, but lovable.
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    Or this, not particularly beautiful but still legendary and innovative.
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    Or that
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  2. Erwin Greven

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    Most innovative ideas are banned.
    • active and passive suspension.
    • old style ground effect, including skirts
    • more than four wheels attached on a F1 car. (Tyrrell P-34)
    • traction control
    • ABS
    • mass-damper
    • twin chassis
    • flexible wings.
    • CVT transmission. (Williams FW-15 CVT)
    • Wankel- or Turbine engines
    • F-duct
    • double diffuser
     
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  3. Erwin Greven

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    btw: please, next time don't delete the original posts in the original topic, but add a link to this topic in the replies.

    Personally i think that innovation in some cases were only meant to make the car faster. Making cars faster has one limitation and that is the driver. Drivers like Gilles Villeneuve mentioned getting black outs in their wing cars in the early 80's. Then a skirt would get stuck and get loose shortly afterwards resulting in a huge peak of G-forces.
     
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  4. Jan Larsen

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    In short; blame the rules. Get rid of those and you'd see something your eyes would have a hard time believing.
     
  5. Erwin Greven

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    And for the drivers an awkward experience to race.
     
  6. Nick Gregory

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    All of those, apart from ABS and TC, are banned pretty much everywhere.