Former Grand Prix winner and team boss Gerhard Berger has criticised the new movable rear wings – which made their debut at the Australian Grand Prix – as “barely” making any difference to improve the apparent lack of overtaking in Formula 1.
“I want to see racing, where if you want to get past you have to brake later,” he told Austria’s Servus TV, while admitting that he does not understand why there is a debate about overtaking to begin with.
“I don’t even know why we always have to talk about overtaking. Everyone seems to complain but in recent years, the world championships have been very interesting.
“In most cases [the championship] is decided at the last race; last year there were four drivers in with a chance. And there has been overtaking.”
Berger’s position – rather than making the sport more complex with a host of complicated technical solutions – is that the sport should be simplified for fans who purely want to watch the sport.
“The audience does not want to be completely overwhelmed, but rather see very simple rules and racing – the same for Formula 1 as with football,” he added.
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