For tomorrow’s #F1Chat, we’ll be joined by Motorsport Magazine’s Associate Editor, Ed Foster who will be chatting to us about the 2012 season and answering your questions on the sport. Have you got a question you’d like to ask Ed about his work in F1? Or his thoughts on this week’s news about a 20th race in 2013?
While Ed answers your questions, here’s what we’ll be discussing…
This week, the FIA met in Istanbul to discuss some outstanding issues regarding the technical and sporting regulations for 2013 and beyond. The date for the 2013 German Grand Prix has been moved to 7th July, so that the 21st July can be reserved for another European race, with talks that it could be Turkey, or a return to Magny Cours or Paul Ricard for a French GP. What race do you think will complete a 20-race calendar in 2013?
One of the most notable changes in the 2013 technical regulations includes the deletion of the ‘force majeure’ allowance when a car stops on the track in qualifying. What do you make of this change? In the 2013 sporting regulations, the use of DRS during practice will now only be allowed in the place(s) it will be used on the track in the race – this is for safety reasons. Thoughts on this?
This week, Bernie Ecclestone said Schumacher shouldn’t have returned to Formula One. He was quoted as saying: “People new to the sport – people who have joined the F1 fan fraternity just recently – will remember Michael now, not as he was. They don’t see the hero that he was but the human that can fail.” What are your thoughts on this?
Join us tomorrow at the usual time of 4pm Eastern US, 9pm UK when we will be joined by Ed Foster who will be answering your questions. You can send your questions to @Ed__Foster using the #F1Chat hashtag. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.