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Lessons from NASCAR: What F1 Could Learn From The Leading Stock Car Series

At first glance they appear to have nothing in common apart from bearing the moniker of ‘motor-sport series.’ Stock cars are vehicles built to an identical silhouette template, enormously heavy, tube frame chassis and the mechanics involved are often uncomplicated. Contrastingly Formula One cars bear a light carbon fibre chassis which are aerodynamically perfect, high revving engines and intricate and sophisticated dynamics. Formula One suffers from a dearth of overtaking, arguably NASCAR suffers just as badly from an excess of it. Clearly such disparities mean Nascar may not be a model for Formula One, but its undoubted success and fan satisfaction should not be ignored. Even a fervent F1 supporter such as myself can see there are inde...

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