FIA and Liberty Media have been working tirelessly to ensure that F1 fans all over the globe has presented with more action on the race track.
F1 has been heavily criticised over the last few years for dishing out processional races and not much spice on track. Overtaking has been a menace, one that has been heavily focussed on this time round, with new aero regulations kicking in.
The 2019 F1 cars will be able to follow each other better, thereby increasing chances of overtaking; something that excites F1 fans all over.
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However, one other concern that F1 fans have been plagued by is that team strategy has been thrown out of the window in the last few seasons. With Pirelli tyres being more durable than ever, teams often opt for just a one-stop strategy.
In earlier times, 2 and 3 stop strategies were the norm, with strategy being a more inherent part of the entire spectacle.
In an interview with Racefans, Pirelli’s motorsport director Mario Isola has confirmed that one-stop strategies will be the norm this season as well.
“I think so.” Isola said when asked if teams will once again opt for one-stop strategies.
Isola though is confident that the tyres will aid the aerodynamic changes and will improve overtaking.
“The target is to make overtaking easier,” Isola said
“The car that is following is feeling less the car in front, so you’re losing less downforce. On top of that the DRS would be more efficient – also that is in the direction of encouraging overtaking. And then also five kilograms of fuel more, so they have to save less fuel.
“That’s why we wanted to design tyres that are less sensitive to overheating and a bit more consistent because with the full package. [So] we maybe have one-stop but more action on-track. That’s the target, for overtaking on track.” he added.
Isola then went onto confirm that all teams have recovered lap pace that could have been lost due to reduced downforce.
“Everybody was convinced the new aero package was going to reduce the downforce,” he said.
“Looking at the lap times, probably not.” he concluded.