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The ‘pointless’ problem that ruins wet F1 races

Creator: THE RACE    Category: Sport    Added: 07 Aug 2023

Remember when wet races were the most exciting and eagerly anticipated thing in Formula 1?
Yet today, while there’s still that frisson of excitement, usually that’s overwhelmed by the fear that there won’t be much racing at all.
What’s more, when the racing does get going, usually drivers are straight onto intermediate rubber and there's none of the strategic divergence and risk-taking you’d hope for in wet races.
That means a more straightforward race than the traditional, dramatic rain-hit grands prix of ages past.
So why is this happening? Well, Mercedes driver – and GPDA director – George Russell says it’s partly down to a ‘pointless’ aspect of F1 that was once central to racing in the wet. And that’s one of several problems F1 needs to solve.

00:00 Has F1 lost wet-weather excitement?
00:45 The problem
03:04 The solution
05:25 Visibility

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