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Plenty of leader overtaking and a genuine fight for all 3 podium spots across at least 2 if not 3 teams is all this ex-F1 fan craves.Its just simply not exciting anymore. Sport should be a battle not a pocket-filler for Officer's 60 miles behind the front-line..
Sorry, but only the other day Hamilton was reported as advocating “rule makers should ask drivers to help improve F1”.
The Berne w-Prix had more entertainment in the first lap than the French Grand Prix in it’s entirety.The whole race more entertainment than all season of F1.
As with Formula E, a single type of all-weather tyre, that the drivers can drive the nuts off.‘Tyre management’ and artificially choosing thee strategies is a cancer on motorsport.
Until fans stop turning up to pay including Sky Sports....Nothing is going to change....entertainment wise it is dreadful...
@599. Posted by GunnerBear"Please, no refuelling: totally unnecessary and dangerous."I'd like to see refuelling come back. It added an extra element to race strategy, you never really knew who might be running light or heavy, who might come in on the closing laps for a "splash and dash".As for dangerous, I only recall two incidents where fuel spilled and ignited. One was Jos Verstappen.
@609. Posted by aveli"ground effect is dangerous because of track undulations."Good grief, no it isn't.Ground effecty cars had rubber "skirts" along each side to form a partial seal with the track surface to prevent such occurrences. The problem was that "the powers that be" though the skirts might wear/fail during the race causing a sudden loss of downforce...so they banned them.
@610: Utter piffle, none of the incidents in that video had ANYTHING to do with ground effect whatsoever.In every case the car was either launched into the air through contact with another car, or the front/side of the car came up allowing the air to catch it and flip it over.Do you even know what ground effect is?F-, must try (a lot) harder...
Motorsport was ever thus. There's always been periods when one team dominates and then another. Whatever rules are introduced, clever engineers will work out how to circumvent them. What many folk forget is that by hamstringing success you stop progress.
here's why f1 doesn't use ground effect.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RceYx7t80rU
ground effect is dangerous because of track undulations. cars could take off at high speeds due to sudden change in pressure due to a sudden track topographic change.
I feel a bit sorry for LH. He's a great driver but if he wins a few more championships with a car as dominant as this, we will never really know how good. That's why it's important to have simpler more equal cars.
Whatever the shortcomings in F1 the agonising screeching of the F E motors drives me insane. The most boring racing I have ever seen. Let's hope this is not the future!
Were there not cars years ago that had "ground effect" where they almost sucked themselves into the track to create grip? Could this not be returned and the huge wings that disrupt the air behind got rid of? So you 'd maintain speed but allow closer racing that doesn't ruin the tyres of the chasing car.Whole thing does need a rethink. So many race are just so dull now. Why waste your time?
@585. Posted by MDW"...watched a couple of FE races - I found them interesting but a little gimmicky..."I'm not keen "fan boost", just a gimmick to get fans involved, but I do like "attack mode" which came in this season. It really spices up the racing."...don't care for the sound (nearly 50 years of F1 will do that to you)."I know EXACTLY what you mean, fingernails on a blackboard!
Reduce the front wings to two elements, make a box that the wing has to fit inside (a small box that is), no wings or bumps (specify a fair, smooth curve), same rear wing and no winglets anywhere. Steelteel brakes, a wide set of tyres from hard enough to just make the race distance to soft enough for six changes and a set amount of fuel, engines to be much broader spec.2 town/cities per yr.
Don't be blaming Ernie when if it wasn't for him then you wouldn't have started watching it in the first place if you've over 30*opinions of under 30's don't count
yes true, Mercedes killing the sport, sick and tired of thinking every pre season 'this is going to be a good one' just for it to turn out to be even more boring than the previous season
Yes, the France GP was boring, but that’s partly down to their silly use of the blue and red stripes for going off circuit. If there were potentially damaging kerbs and gravel traps for those straying wide we would have had a much more entertaining GP.Allowing all but the top 3 teams double the testing team and double swap-out of components before penalties applied would help. No refuelling.
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