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.
- Autosport.co.uk – Traction control banned from 2008 (external)
- New ’07 & ’08 rules: Good, bad and ugly
- Banned! Slicks
- What the FIA’s F1 survey really tells us