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An Amateur’s View For Improving Racing

In an year of boring races with little or no overtaking, Brazil 2009 stood out for the amount of overtaking on display.

Button, Vettel and the rookie Kobayashi were all in the thick of things as they either fought to gain places or to overtake to gain back places lost. It made for fun racing and probably provided much needed entertainment at a time when races are tending to be rather processional and boring. Teams and drivers seem to be depending on their qualifying performances and pit stop strategies to gain places and points. While the sentiment is understandable—points get results, overtaking offers none—it is not doing much to attract spectators. How much sense does it make to try to get a newbie to the sport to appreciat...

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