Originally Posted by zeus33
I have been wondering the same thing. Whatever it was, it didn't appear to hurt them that much.
I don't know, but I'll bet Matchett will try to find out.
I was thinking it might have to do with KERS or strategy.
At the time Webber was closing on Vettel.
Originally Posted by yankeeman
I have wondered that myself. I wonder if there were NO regulations (except driver safety provisions), how fast could F1 cars could go compared to now if they were allowed any engine and any aerodynamics they wanted.
It would still be a balance as you would still need to be able to corner at speed, so you couldnt just go for straight-line speed (like a Bonneville land speed car). Would be something to see what the designers would come up with!
The history of slowing cars down has to do with safety for drivers and spectators alike.
A car spinning off-track at 300 mph likely will end in injuries, at best.