The racing has improved, and the teams have had to work on more than just aero. That the noise isn't the same as it has been (nor was the previous sound the same as that before it, or the noise before that.. And so on) and the cars are a different kind of ugly, should be secondary to the fact motor racing generally should revolve around motor RACING, not motor sounding, or motor looking. If a "life long" fan has given up now, and not when we had dumbo ears and flatulent diffuser blowing coupled with less actual racing, I wonder quite what it was that was so appealing for so long.
Errr how exactly has the racing improved? we have a single team completely dominating everyone else with the drivers and constructors championship fought out by hamilton and rosberg in the fastest cars while the rest of the field scrabble around like the keystone cops behind them for the rest of the points, and now with those god awfull engines the spectacle of all that has gone too its boring and uninteresting to watch.
I hear people talk about hearing tire squeal etc etc but im sorry, i watch F1 for a high revving howl of an engine as the drivers scream by me battling for position coming up to the next corner 2 or 3 abreast no one wanting to give up, if i want to hear squealing tires i could sit around my city centre or any of the shopping parks and listen to that anytime, its pathetic in my view.
F1 is and always has been a spectacle, an assault on the senses even, that was part of the appeal of goin to a circuit to watch a race. The racing was obviously the main focus but the noise and atmosphere created was absolutely unique. The feeling of sitting in the stand at the start of a race with all the cars waiting to go was simply amazing, the energy involved, the vibrations, the smells, the noise, everything came together to make a truly amazing and breathtaking spectacle that once experienced would NEVER be forgotten.
All we have today is a quiet brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm, theres absolutely no comparison at all and its an insult to call it F1 in my view.
Edited by l34052, 11 August 2014 - 06:37.