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Gascoyne and Coulthard discuss their future ideals // No mid-season testing and thoughts of a refuelling ban

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You’re listening to F1Minute for the 8th August 2008.

Two interesting takes on the future of F1 today, from Mike Gascoyne of Force India, and David Coulthard.

First up, Gascoyne has been talking about ways to make the sport cheaper as per Max Mosley’s instructions, and to help the independent teams stay in business. Here are his main ideas: “I think we need regulations like reducing testing, we shouldn't be testing during the season, plus longer-life engines. That will reduce costs, and I don't think anyone can argue that shouldn't be the way we go.”

In his ITV-F1 column, Coulthard has said he thinks refuelling should be banned in races as it has made strategies predictable and the racing dull. Running a full race fuel load has been tried in the past, and Coulthard thinks that the unpredictable nature of the tyres under such a system would bring a spark of life back into Formula 1. Let me know what you think about both suggestions at

That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.