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APRIL 28, 2003

More discussions about traction-control

The Formula 1 teams will meet again on Tuesday this week to discuss the future of traction-control in Formula 1. Some of the teams are adamant that the systems must be retained while the FIA continues to argue against the idea, saying that it will make the racing better. The teams are currently arguing that if the electronic systems are banned huge sums of money will then be invested in research and development to try to find mechanical versions of the same principle - as its advantages are such that everyone will want to have it. Similar arguments were used years ago when active suspension was banned but active suspension has never reappeared in F1 because no mechnical equivalent could be developed.