How sweeping changes might improve racing in 2011

How sweeping changes might improve racing in 2011

Much has been made of the changes F1 faces in 2011, what with adjustable wings, Pirelli tyres and the return of KERS. But will they help to improve the spectacle of the sport? AUTOSPORT's Edd Straw investigates

Seasonal sweeping rule changes have become a regular feature of Formula 1 these days and one of the burning questions on everybody's lips ahead of this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix is just how measures such as the adjustable rear wing (or drag reduction system/DRS as it has been snappily dubbed), the return of KERS and higher degradation Pirelli tyres will influence the racing in 2011.

In reality, it won't be until Sunday that we start to get a clearer understanding of just how different the average grand prix will be in 2011.

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