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Last Updated: Friday, 2 September 2005, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK
F1 unveils plan to improve racing
The start of the Turkish Grand Prix
F1 fans want to see more overtaking in the sport
Formula One is to use new technology in an attempt to increase the amount of overtaking in the sport.

Motorsport's governing body the FIA has teamed up with chipmaker AMD to study aerodynamics in an attempt to find out how to make it easier to overtake.

FIA president Max Mosley announced the partnership after a recent survey of fans showed 94% wanted more overtaking.

"We didn't realise how important (passing) was to the fans until recently," said Mosley.

"AMD is making available to us an immensely powerful computer."

According to Mosley, who said he was working off responses from 93,000 questionnaires about the sport, the computer could run a number of programs which would be equivalent to crews testing with two F1 cars.

"All of that we are going to be able to do on a computer, all of that we are going to be able to do before the end of the year," he added.

Mosley was hopeful the new technology would be part of rule changes intended to be in effect by 2008.


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