26 Nov '16, 12pm

Formula One Approves Standing Starts After Safety Car Periods

Formula One Approves Standing Starts After Safety Car Periods

In his continuing campaign to prove he its the world’s dumbest octogenarian, Bernie Ecclestone has browbeaten the Formula One teams into reinstating a rule that was tried and promptly discarded just a season ago — standing starts after safety car periods. Is the idea intended to promote driver safety? No, absolutely not. A standing start is the most dangerous part of any race. The cars go slithering about, scrabbling for traction off the line and then funnel through the first turn at high speed within inches of each other. It is 5 seconds of sheer terror for the drivers. More cars get wrecked after a standing start than at any other time in a race.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2016/11/26/formula-one-standing-starts-sa...

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