It isn't about Vettel and his dominance. It is about Webber closing on Alonso for 2nd in Brazil and you have no feeling whatsoever. You just think. He is on the main straight, pushes a button and his MarioKart mushroom allows him to speed past Alonso without fuss. No bouncing BBC-pundit can make me like that move. It had absolutely no tension. Compare it to the overtakes Schumacher did on the same track in 2006. No DRS, no Pirelli misery, but genuine overtaking.
The first half had Monaco as dire landmark. Rosberg going at shopping speed around Monaco to save his tires.
Personally I think most of the negative sentiments about this season is because of the second half when Red Bull and Vettel were the ones who overcame the troubles you complain about the best of all. If the field was more even spread, no team much strunger than everyone else and everyoe suffering from the same difficultie in a same manner, I doubt if the negative feelings were so bad as they seem to be now.
Maybe the discussion takss off into a different direction but if you bring up the kind of racing being boring due to tires and DRS...
The tires is something I can live with. Everyone gets the same and that is equal to everyone. But DRS effectively makes two categories of race cars at the same time in which one gets an advantage to wjhich the other is near defenceless just because of being in that position.
Fact remains that this kind of racing by this kind of cars is enhanced by the current state of engine power and aerodynamics.
But being on this forum long enough, remembering the howls of anger about the loss of V10's, the loss of 19000 rpm screamers of engines, loss of power, the suggestion to slow the cars down....
If the powers in force would dare to create a generation of cars that are quite a bit slower then the current cars (up to 5 or 7 seconds if you like) because of a massive power reduction, massive aero restriction, I think this forum will explode!
But if it would enable races without worries on tire problems, no need for DRS to enable overtaking? Bring it on for me.
I'm old enough to have seen racing wit F1 cars of barely 500 hp and nowhere near the grip levels of the current cars.
And believe me,, the racing of that time was so much better that it more than makes up for the lack of speed compared with today for me.
Edited by Henri Greuter, 26 November 2013 - 10:17.