F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


Jun 27, 2014 - 06:20 AM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)



Top Stories
· 2014 Sonoma: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Edwards, Ford Win! (Jun 22, 2014)
· 2014 Austria GP: Formula One F1 Race Results - Rosberg, Mercedes Win! (Jun 22, 2014)
· 2014 Sonoma: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-up & Race Preview (Jun 22, 2014)
· 2014 Road America: NASCAR Nationwide Race Results - Gaughan, Chevrolet Win! (Jun 21, 2014)
· 2014 Austria GP: Formula One F1 Starting Line-Up & Race Preview (Jun 21, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: Ferrari eyeing F1 turbo supplier switch ? (Jun 26, 2014)
· F1: Renault's F1 engine project 'for sale' ? (Jun 24, 2014)
· F1: Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract ? (Jun 24, 2014)
· F1: Button could be shown McLaren exit ? (Jun 24, 2014)
· F1: 2015 calendar to have 19 races ? (Jun 24, 2014)
More Rumors!


FIA approves controversial grid restarts for 2015
Posted by: Admin on Jun 27, 2014 - 06:12 AM
Formula 1 News
FIA approves controversial grid restarts for 2015


The FIA has approved restarting races from the grid after safety car periods from 2015.

The controversial rule change, undoubtedly designed to spice up the 'show', was agreed by the decision-making F1 Commission recently but only rubber-stamped by the World Motor Sport Council in Munich on Thursday.


 

Bookmark and Share

The change has split opinions within the paddock, with many believing the idea of mid-race grid starts is too "artificial", or compromising safety for spectacle.

"I guess it's maybe a bit more exciting because there's a bit more variability with the standing start," said Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, arguing that a grid restart could unfairly punish the race leader because it is less predictable than the current safety car procedure.

"I don't think it's that bad how it is (now)," said the Australian. "For spectators, it would be better for a standing start but it's probably not the most fair idea."

Fernando Alonso, however, is ambivalent, recalling that kart races are often restarted from the grid.

"I did both and it makes no difference, I think, to me," the Spaniard is quoted by Britain's Sky. "I don't have any preference."



PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in Formula 1 News:



 
Related links
· F1 Edition
· PaddockTalk Top News
· F1 Rumors
· More about Formula 1 News


Most read story in Formula 1 News:
Brawn will 'find a way' to work with successor Lowe





Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com
Privacy