Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Interlagos, 2015

F1 ‘doesn’t understand overtaking’ – Symonds

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Williams technical chief Pat Symonds says F1 has failed to grasp the complexities of improving overtaking.

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F1 announced its latest rules changes at the wrong time, says JohnnyRye:

While not specific to any topic today, I’ve been bothered particularly this week by the need to change rules to “increase the popularity of the sport” regarding qualifying etc…

I say particularly this week, because we’ve just been through an excruciatingly long off season with little news, then we get to the first week of testing where there are an untold number of stories to cover and what does the FIA and the teams do? They drown out all these stories that fans have been waiting for for months, with rule changes that take the focus away from their on track product.

Don’t get me wrong, I still read as many stories as possible but I’m sure I still missed some. And while I read them all, can we all say they were as I depth as they could have been?

This week has been a marketing fiasco for F1. The product is selling itself and they choose to drop some bombshells on their fans at the same time. The stories this week were a mile wide and an inch deep when there was plenty of time to ensure everything got its proper attention.
JohnnyRye

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Jackie Stewart won the seventh race of the 1966 Tasman Series at Sandown Park in Australia, driving a BRM P261.