For those of you who were ready for the return of re-fueling, apparently that has now been taken off the table as possible solutions for the foreseeable future.
According to reports, the teams and FIA met in Canada this week and the idea was squashed over cost concerns and the actual efficacy of the concept in providing more action give that passing increased when they banned re-fueling. Color me reactionary but couldn’t that be attributed to DRS and HD tires as well?
Actually no, a study was performed on the issues, according to AUTOSPORT, and found that passing increased due to the ban on re-fueling. Fair enough, although I’d love to know how they determined those metrics.
For now, 2017 doesn’t look to be a re-fueling extravaganza and perhaps the knee-jerk reaction is elation but there were several who believed that making the cars faster required lower fuel load (less weight) and more fuel usage. There were many who were looking forward to the activity returning to the sport.
Hat Tip: AUTOSPORT