“What we are doing is no different to a caddy to a top golfer saying ‘Look, there’s a bit of wind, why not use an 8 iron instead of a 7′
On broader issues, Pat says: “Unfortunately Formula One doesn’t ask the public what it does enjoy and that’s a great shame.
“Whether it’s sensible or not I think is open to debate,” adds Pat.
“What we can’t do is help him with his driving style to find time that way. It’s a half-way house. I think it’s pragmatic.
“We’ve taken away the ban on managing the power unit. So as a team we can still manage the power unit and advise the driver what to do.
Some very valid points from Pat Symonds on Sky Sports News regarding radio ban and latest FIA changes.
Ferrari: ‘Kimi, you know what you are doing’ Kimi: “Just leave me alone’ Ferrari: ‘Ack’
And how does anyone know whether Kimi is speaking in code or not?
LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body has banned teams from sending drivers coded messages under a controversial clampdown on the use of radio communications from this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) issued a follow-up on Monday to a technical directive sent to teams last week in which it gave more information about what they could and could not do during a race weekend.