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#1 zakeriath

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:53

Mosley also admitted he would like to see Formula One where drivers swap teams from race tro race in the future.

"My dream is for a Formula One where the drivers swap cars from one race to the other, to see who really is the strongest


As per Max`s latest quote, the only way to do this is by having the drivers contracted to the FIA.

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#2 Domination

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:54

And how is this any different from having spec cars?

#3 UPRC

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:00

Couldn't that severely damage the outcome of the championship?

Mosley's plan in theory: :up:

Mosley's plan in reality: :down:

#4 Matt Hughes

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:02

Well, at least I know that if this happens I'll have a couple of extra free hours every other weekend to spend not watching Formula One.

#5 brett_sequeira

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:02

garbage definitely not

#6 Anomander

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:03

Originally posted by Domination
And how is this any different from having spec cars?


Agree, surly it is easier just to have a standard car, probs FIA would go with a Ferrari spec car.
The only problem with that is, F1 would have a break away group after Max put all the F1 companys out of business and would probably be more popular then the proper F1 and kill it.

#7 undersquare

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:04

He wants to undo Ron's advantage with Hammy.

#8 jokuvaan

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:04

My recommendation to Mosley:
http://www.kierratys...kkutuoli_90.jpg

#9 Ogami musashi

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 14:41

i like the idea, but not mandatory.

The difference with specs car would be that engineering would still be there.

but i think it is impossible to put in place.

#10 CaptnMark

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:33

Unlikely.

But it would be interesting.

It would also require several races to be run over the weekend, so drivers can switch between several cars.

#11 Atic Atac

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:34

Originally posted by zakeriath

"My dream is for a Formula One where the drivers swap cars from one race to the other, to see who really is the strongest


I want to smoke the same as he smokes :lol:

Let´s be serious, there is no freaking way of getting that idea working.

#12 fifi

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:37

its nuts and stupid

#13 Scudetto

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:45

Too much money to be lost on merchandising and driver/sponsor tie-ins for this to be viable.

#14 FrankB

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:51

11 teams and 18 races. After everyone has had one race with each team, who would get a second drive with a top team, who would have to take two or three drives with the lower budget teams?

Conversely - after the first 11 races of the year, which teams would get the top flight drivers a second time, which would have the rabbits for the final part of the season?

Of course - it might be the case that all cars and all drivers are equally capable of winning, it's just this old fashioned idea of having drivers contracted to a single team that is masking that fact ;)

#15 UPRC

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:55

Originally posted by Atic Atac


I want to smoke the same as he smokes :lol:

Let´s be serious, there is no freaking way of getting that idea working.


Agreed, but at least Mosley's heart is in the right place.

#16 Tigershark

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 16:56

This malarky begs for one of those old and overused 'In Soviet Russia...' jokes.

#17 Tomecek

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 17:51

Originally posted by jokuvaan
My recommendation to Mosley:
http://www.kierratys...kkutuoli_90.jpg

well, that was very well considered...

#18 Rob G

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 18:03

That's a horrible idea. Consistency is one key to a successful series. When I'm at a race track I want to know who is driving which car without having to resort to a program. Max is trying to turn F1 into IROC. :down:

#19 StefanV

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 18:13

-"Mr Noname F1 driver, you are driving for Team C next race..."
-"Yes"
-"You know, we will win the WCC if they do not score points..."
-"I know, that means, if I am not mistaken, XX million dollars for you?"
-"Yes"
-"Give me 50% and I will walk from the gravel trap"
-"25 percent"
-"Deal, but then I will not walk, send me fat guy with a moped"


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#20 Beef Eater

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 18:53

It would be fun to see :up:

I do not think it is possible though. Crazy idea.

#21 britishtrident

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 20:19

Time to go Max :down:

#22 scottb32

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 20:29

I could imagine Max saying this over cocktails, just as fun conversation. But in an interview?

Time to go, Max.

#23 Clatter

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 20:47

Originally posted by UPRC


Agreed, but at least Mosley's heart is in the right place.


His heart might be, shame his brain isnt.

MM seems intent on killing off F1.

#24 Atreiu

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 22:08

Pacients in mental institutions do not have threads for their silly ideas, Max will soon deserve the same.

#25 LostProphet

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:03

The idea of a race formula where drivers swap cars to really determine the best?

Great!

But that is not, never has been, and never will be Formula 1.

#26 HP

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 01:53

The key idea for this suggestion seems to me that it means more power and control for Mosley. Please not.

Originally posted by Scudetto
Too much money to be lost on merchandising and driver/sponsor tie-ins for this to be viable.

Yup.

#27 HP

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:00

Originally posted by UPRC


Agreed, but at least Mosley's heart is in the right place.

I 'm not sure about that, I rather think his heart intent is what I wrote in my post above.

There are not many sports where they swap equipment, are there?

#28 canon1753

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:40

This was actually proposed and sort of put into effect before the 1982 season. The drivers unionized and had a strike, and the superlicense was fixed so drivers not driver and team combination had the license.

So see "1982 South African Grand Prix" for this, or TNF for the FIASCO war or FOCA/FISA for how it turned out then...