I'd personally like to go back to one durable compound. Forget all this prime and option nonsense - seriously what is the point of making teams use two compounds?
Bring back refuelling as well - that certainly added to the dynamic of a race.
PR for the tire company. This idea was introduced after complaints from Bridgestone that nobody talks about their tires, so they came with the idea of different compounds. Seems Pirelli has taken things to the other extreme.
Back to Bridgestone. The idea of different compounds was very palatable for Max Mosley, because he likes strategy (he mentioned that for him a F1 race is a bit like a chess game...). So the idea was Ok'ed. People were confused so the added different colors for us to be able to tell who's on which tire.
I still think the only way to make racing less predictable is to simply reduce the pit/driver communication, and the tools teams are allowed to bring in to set up their cars. We're just lucky, that with all the equipment they still can't foresee a component failure like Vettel had today. But in general, tire compounds, refueling can be done away with, if teams can't be so precise anymore about their setup, and in the race can't instruct drivers on the settings a driver has to dial. DRS can then be done away with it too, because a good driver will understand when he can set up and make an overtake move.
Edited by HP, 30 June 2013 - 15:12.