Time to take track limits seriously

Time to take track limits seriously

Lewis Hamilton highlighted a problem that has crept up on motorsport in recent years when he slammed drivers' over-use of run-offs. Edd Straw agrees with him and investigates the alternatives

The law of unintended consequences is a potent force in motorsport. Once an 'outlaw' sport, limited only by the available technology and rules running to a few sentences, layers of complexity have been added over the decades with every conceivable aspect regulated and defined.

Some changes have been made with the support of sound reasoning and in-depth research, some have been made on a whim and based on a false premise. Many of them have had a far wider-reaching effect than intended and changed the character of the sport.

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