“THERE ONCE WAS a time when the racing world was ruled by savage beasts. They were captured just before the snowy season, when noble brave men had one winter to tame this creature. After months of championship battle, a handful of the best animals were kept for another winter of training, while the others were set free again.”
And so Andries van Overbeeke introduces his vision for the future of Formula One racing. The metaphor goes on—it gets a bit weird, actually—but the moral of the story is this: F1 cars used to be innovative and awesome. Now they’re inbred and lame. The Dutch designer loves the sport and, like many F1 fans, has ideas for improving it. That means changing rules, not just to improve safety, but to make the racing more competitive.