Simulation helping F1 avoid ‘bad old days’ of ‘knee-jerk’ decisions

F1 technical director Pat Symonds explains how the sport’s bosses are using more evidence-driven grounds to make decisions for the future.
Formula 1 technical director Pat Symonds feels simulation is helping the sport’s bosses get away from the “bad old days” of making “knee-jerk” rule changes without proper trials and evidence.
Pat Symonds: “Symonds explained that he feels more evidence-driven decisions will help F1 avoid making snap calls, such as the decision to switch to knock-out qualifying at the start of the 2016 season (pictured above) which was reversed after two races.”

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