Shortcuts would help drivers get ahead of the pack
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5 crazy F1 ideas for the future

Think double points is an odd idea? We’ve come up with five even crazier ideas for the future.
Written by Tom Bellingham
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Sub two-second pitstops would be a struggle
Sub two-second pitstops would be a struggle

Drivers changing their own tyres

In modern F1 the teams have to live in the real world and have to worry about fuel economy and preserving their engines. But they still get the five-star service at the pit stops. Wouldn't it be fairer – and more of a challenge – if they had to change their own tyres? It would take them longer than two seconds, that’s for sure!
Sub two-second pitstops would be a struggle
Sub two-second pitstops would be a struggle

Grids drawn by a lottery

The drivers have chosen their own lucky numbers, why not put that to the test by deciding the grid by a lottery – first out of the hat starts at the front. It would mix up the grid and could leave the fastest guys in the middle of the pack having to fight to the front.
Shortcuts would help drivers get ahead of the pack
Shortcuts would help drivers get ahead of the pack

Unusual terrain

Why do all Formula One circuits need to be made from Tarmac anyway? How about racing on different types of terrain like snow, sand or dirt… maybe even throw a jump in or two.
Shortcuts would help drivers get ahead of the pack
Shortcuts would help drivers get ahead of the pack

Circuit shortcuts

There’s all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to help aid overtaking in Formula One but when DRS and KERS aren’t enough, how about a shortcut? With so many alternative layouts at tracks like Abu Dhabi too, you wouldn’t even need to add any additional routes.
In race tweets? Why not!
In race tweets? Why not!

Tweeting during races

Modern technology now allows us to listen in on conversations between driver and team but when that isn’t enough for audiences, live in-race tweets from the drivers could be broadcast. With fancy screens on their steering wheels, drivers could keep us informed on their race with live Twitter updates.