I do enjoy the insights into realism in the mind of ever wise FB in a way it brings my own optimistic reality into check. Acting as it were as a Base line, a low point of how bad can life and indeed F1 can get.
You level me and remind me that sometimes things really can get worse.
I was watching guy martin classic F1 show with the 1983 Williams & made me want to relook at the 2021 rules, the ideas look espically the 2019 regs where ross brawn is hoping that "they will lose only 20% of performance when following another car, compared to 50% at the moment, making it easier to race & overtake". because I wondering if they had included ground effect, because it would solved a few of the problems we have now because I know F2 had some in their cars & than brundle has mention on many occasions because if your getting some downforce from your ground effect not the wings from the car infront, you can get closer
Ground effect would solve problems but then would create others. You have seal the edges of the car to make the GF work, if the seal fails say half way through a corner the car would lose all grip and end up in a large mess against the barrier. It has to be about mechanical grip rather than aero grip if we want cars to be able to follow one another but then if we try and turn the clock back to the cars of the 60's what is the point of F1, we might just as well watch the classic F1 series and not bother with new cars.