Posted 30 June 2008 - 19:19
french gp, all the interest was in hamilton starting out of position, rather than kimi starting on pole and driving off into the distance...
Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:04
Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:27
I'm thinking I'm in somewhat of a minority this way, but I see F1 as a team competition. Everyone starts with the same rules and by a combination of engineering innovation, financing (getting it is a skill), adding drivers who are both fast and able to finish races and hours of work some teams come out on top and others falter. So be it. There are things I'd like different in F1 but it is what it is and there are plenty of other 'pure entertainment value' motorsports – a few of which I really enjoy – that offer a different scenario. F1 shouldn't need to go there, that niche is pretty full now.
I'm hoping the changes set for coming seasons might bring new/more teams to the forefront and would happily support frequent shakeups every few years – present teams with new challenges and let them solve the problems by any (safety-acceptable) means they wish. I guess I could live with spending caps as one of those challenges. Reversing grids, and similar ideas, IMO just ignores underlying reasons for less track action and further separates motorsport from the rest of the legitimate sports community.
Posted 30 June 2008 - 20:46
Ferrari - Massa, Kimi, Button
Mclaren - Kubica, Lewis, Rosberg
BMW - Nick, Webber, Alonso
Toyota - Senna, Trulli, Fisi
Renault - Bourdais, Liuzzi, JV
Honda - Rubens, Sutil, Kova
RedBull - Vettel, Dixon, Speed
Williams - Nakajima, Glock, __? (No money sorry)
Now, tell me that wouldn't be a fun championship to watch......
Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:41
If you mandate that every driver should be blue flagged if the car immediately behind him can stay within 0.5 of a second (or whatever is resonable) for over a lap and has to allow the pass. (I believe that was the spirit of the blue flag in the first place.)
That way you do not get the disadvantage to faster cars/drivers of someone being able to block successfully for multiple laps despite an obviously slower car. Or circuits where it is almost impossible to overtake.
If cars are evenly matched, then the overtake driver would get their chance to get their position back.