#2786: Passist

Everyone knows that Formula 1 is now a more boring sport than it should be.

This is mostly because aerodynamics and narrow tracks make it really hard for cars to pass each other.

Today’s invention is a simple fix. Cars would be equipped with sensors to determine when another car was in a position to pass.

Once that has been established, the car in front would automatically be throttled back by say 2% to let the following car overtake.

In this way, the driver’s task becomes to stop his opponent getting into a precise overtake position…just as great a test of skill but with more passing and better looking racing.

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