F1 rules

Your article ‘Staying on track’ (Viewpoint, 15 June) argued that tighter restrictions in motorsport will make the industry less innovative. I wonder why this would be?

Surely working under tightly controlled conditions would make the teams more, not less, innovative in seeking to extract every last advantage while staying in the rules?

Of course, the teams will tell anyone who will listen that tighter rules will make them less innovative and damage the economy.

That is because they are fighting a campaign against the regulations and are hardly likely to say it will have anything but a negative effect.

I, however, am certain that teams that are clever enough to put out cars capable of competing in such tough conditions are well able to deal with anything the rule book throws at them.

David Lea, Gloucester