Originally Posted by xbook
This season the racing is so close, and we finally have cars that actually have mechanical grip. No more of those silly grooved tires. The new regs they updated for this year have had a very good impact on getting the lap times much closer. There isn't even a need for the 107% rule any longer.
I remember back in the late 90s, it was an achievement just to get within a second of the pole sitter. Now we have almost every team within 2 seconds of the fastest lap times. Hell, even the Force India cars are faster with light fuel than the front runners are when they are heavy.
The latest regs have improved the action on the track, big time. The downside is that the 2010 regs are crap.
Hopefully the FIA will open their ears a bit, as they did with the elimination of the medal system recently. The teams need to dig in their heels, as they are, to get the FIA to hear them. Sounds childish, but if it's what they have to do, it is what they have to do.