Traction control banned in F1 from 2008

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Olivier Panis, Imola, 2001Is this the best piece of F1 news this year? Traction control will be outlawed in F1 from next season as the FIA and manufacturers have agreed on standard engine control units.

This is fantastic news for the sport – it plugs a gigantic hole in F1’s credibility and promises to present a greater challenge to the drivers.

Traction control was made illegal following the 2001 San Marino Grand Prix, though it was widely suspected that at least one team was using it before then.

Sadly proposals to widen the cars and re-introduce slicks were not passed.

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