Changing The Formula

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TOO EASY: The new rules should make it harder for Schumacher to dominate

It was always there in the rules. Article 61 of Formula One's sporting regulations states: "The driver must drive the car alone and unaided." One driver per car may be obvious enough. But what about all the gizmos devised to make the cars easier to drive? Launch control to guarantee a quick start, traction control to stop wheels spinning, fully automatic gearboxes, telemetry between car and pit that allows the garage guys to spot and fix problems as they happen on track. They are so much part of modern Formula One cars that the term unaided sounds laughable; the sport has...

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