Should F1 drivers start by ice racing?

We are watching the first Formula 1 qualifying session of 2013 and several drivers, including world champion Louis Hamilton, had issues with staying on the racing surface. At the same time we are watching some amateurs in a Chevrolet Camaro and an E30 BMW M3 exhibiting some impressive car control on ice.

Having a car with too much power for the available traction is considered to the best equalizer of cars. The best drivers tend to migrate to the front of the pack, irrespective of the competitiveness of the car in dry weather.

A car on ice is the best example of a car with too much power for the available traction. Seeing the number of Formula 1 drivers who are lose control of their cars in wet weather begs the question if ice racing should be mandatory training.

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