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Why the Return of Refuelling Would Be Bad for Formula 1

Refuelling appears to have once again fallen off the agenda for 2017. A return was proposed at a meeting of the Formula One Strategy Group last May, as part of a series of measures aimed at "improving the show." Other suggestions included increased downforce, wider tyres, lighter cars and a more aggressive look—but it was the refuelling return that stood out, and it quickly became the main topic dividing opinion. In the end, all the debate over the pros and cons came to naught—it was dropped the following month after the teams rejected the idea. Everyone thought it was gone for good, but it surfaced again early this month, seemingly at the behest of FIA president Jean Todt. Barely a week later, it was off the table once more&mda...

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