F1 overtaking obsession 'silly' - Newey

By on Saturday, April 9, 2011

Apr.9 (GMM) The obsession of some F1 observers about overtaking is "silly", the sport's top car designer Adrian Newey insists.

With KERS returning in 2011 and the controversial moveable rear wings now also being used in races, the Briton was asked what he would say to Bernie Ecclestone if the F1 chief executive asked him how to make passing even easier.

"I would tell him to stop saying silly things," Newey is quoted by Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

"If overtaking is too easy, it's not exciting," he insisted.

"Overtaking in formula one really never was easy and honestly I don't see a big problem," added Newey.

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