Five races to go until the traction control ban – assuming it isn’t jeopardised by the row over ECUs. We’re going to see more spins next year, according to Nico Rosberg:
It’s going to be exciting. I tried it recently and it was quite shocking actually. In the difficulty sense it is not ideal – and it is going to be a big challenge for everybody.
I was going through the chicane (in the test) and I hit the throttle because I forgot that traction control was off. I was in first gear, and it spun me round quicker than I was able to think. I was facing the other way and I was like, ‘Whoa!’ In the wet it would be incredibly difficult.
- Traction control banned in F1 from 2008
- Debate: Traction control gone – what’s next?
- Banned! Traction control
- New row over McLaren ECUs
- Autosport.com – Rosberg positive about TC ban (external)