But­ton calls for more grip to aid en­joy­ment of 2017 spec F1 cars

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Mclaren ace Jen­son But­ton has called for the next gen­er­a­tion of F1 cars to fo­cus on in­creas­ing me­chan­i­cal grip.

F1 is set for a rules rev­o­lu­tion in 2017, with pro­posed changes to make the cars faster and pro­vide more over­tak­ing, al­though ex­act de­tails are yet to be fi­nalised.

But­ton said: “One of the big things is that the driv­ers need to en­joy driv­ing the car. Me­chan­i­cal grip is the way you need to go about find­ing lap time, be­cause it doesn’t im­pact on fol­low­ing [other cars].

“I guess the big­gest [aero] gains have to come from the dif­fuser as that’s the part that least im­pacts on fol­low­ing.”

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