Tech reprieve fine by me, says Schuey

Ferrari star Michael Schumacher is satisfied that the FIA, the sport's governing body, has made the right decision to stall a plan to re-introduce a ban on driver aids, such as launch control, traction control and automatic up-shifts, until 2004

Tech reprieve fine by me, says Schuey

The ban was originally planned to come into effect at the British Grand Prix, but in light of arbitration brought upon it by the BMW WilliamsF1 and McLaren grand prix teams, the sport's organisers overturned the decision.

"I have never hidden my opinion about electronic aids: I like them because they give the driver the possibility to fully exploit the potential of the car and you don't have to compromise anything," Schumacher said.

"It is true that you can drive without them. I think that it is reasonable that the ban has been put back to next season. Simply, it is better to be able to prepare yourself for the new system in good time - at the end of the day, the new regulations were introduced with them aim of saving money. And with this postponement, that objective is surely more realisable."

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