Nico Rosberg fears proposed 2017 regulations will make F1 worse

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Nico Rosberg is concerned Formula 1 is heading in the wrong direction with the 2017 regulations and fears overtaking will become even more difficult.

Plans are afoot to make the cars five seconds per lap quicker by introducing wider rear tyres and increasing downforce.

However, while wider tyres should increase mechanical grip and help the show, adding more downforce is only likely to increase the dirty airflow which currently makes it nigh on impossible for one car to follow another closely.

“I’m concerned about the fact that we are trying to make the racing more exciting and so I am worried that it is the wrong direction,” Rosberg said.

“We know that to go quicker we need more downforce which is what we are aiming for and with more downforce it is more difficult to follow other cars. We know that, that is a fact.

 “So I’m worried that it is not the right direction.”

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