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#651 Kucki

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Posted Today, 17:40

Formula 1's decline is just a logical reaction to the rules and changes the decision makers made throughout the last years/decade.

 

From spectacular, fast, loud, sexy, intimidating, big, fascinating Super cars that can fall apart or explode at any time.

 

To silent, ugly, boring, slow, Formula 3 looking unproportional "things" that have to save fuel, tires and engine.

 

From tough battles Overtaking maneuvres that kept the viewer on the edge of his seat for hours to see that drivers OVERtaking forcefully his opponent. It was like a goal in football, it doesnt happen all the time, but when it happens its exciting and spectacular.

 

To drivers that push a button that gives them an unfair speed advantage to his opponent so he can not overtake but really just DRIVE BY.

 

From tracks where each one was very unique and planted naturally picturesque into the landscape, where you could not set a wheel wrong or your immediately on the gras/sand that sends you off flying into the gravel trap / tire barrier.

 

To tracks that almost all look exactly the same, where the edge of the track is just 2 lines on the asphalt on a huge car parking area, where mistakes are foresaken and the most exciting thing that can happen every now and then is a driver overshooting a corner, running wide, and just returning to the track.

 

Almost every single aspect of Formula 1 that was exciting, unique, spectacular, has become boring, childs play, un-authentic, compared to decades of the past. Its hard for people who have seen Formula 1 in the past and how great it an be, to watch the sad boring shadow of it that has become the new version of F1. When enthusiastic people warned in the last years of the direction F1 is going, ignorant people told them JUST STOP WATCHING F1. Hahaha so now you have it, people stopped watching and more will stop to watch. 

 

And the funny/sad thing about it is, the decision makers of F1 will think, its not enough "Show", its not enough "Circus Show", we have to make the Show "better", meaning "FAKER". And people will continue to stop following F1, and then they will further try to make the "Show" better, how they always just worsen things. Let it crash down the whole "Sport" has no face or heritage anymore. F1 doesnt know its roots, F1 doesnt know what was great about it, F1 changes the rules all the time, it has no history, no heritage, no tradition that anybody holds on to. Thank God no other Sport believes it has to change the rules all the time or the Sport very quickly loses its face.


Edited by Kucki, Today, 17:42.


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#652 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted Today, 17:48

Ah yes. The good ole days. With all that overtaking and excitement. We were comatose, but from the sugar-rush.


Edited by Ross Stonefeld, Today, 17:48.


#653 TheRacingElf

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Posted Today, 18:08

Formula 1's decline is just a logical reaction to the rules and changes the decision makers made throughout the last years/decade.

 

From spectacular, fast, loud, sexy, intimidating, big, fascinating Super cars that can fall apart or explode at any time.

 

To silent, ugly, boring, slow, Formula 3 looking unproportional "things" that have to save fuel, tires and engine.

 

From tough battles Overtaking maneuvres that kept the viewer on the edge of his seat for hours to see that drivers OVERtaking forcefully his opponent. It was like a goal in football, it doesnt happen all the time, but when it happens its exciting and spectacular.

 

To drivers that push a button that gives them an unfair speed advantage to his opponent so he can not overtake but really just DRIVE BY.

 

From tracks where each one was very unique and planted naturally picturesque into the landscape, where you could not set a wheel wrong or your immediately on the gras/sand that sends you off flying into the gravel trap / tire barrier.

 

To tracks that almost all look exactly the same, where the edge of the track is just 2 lines on the asphalt on a huge car parking area, where mistakes are foresaken and the most exciting thing that can happen every now and then is a driver overshooting a corner, running wide, and just returning to the track.

 

Almost every single aspect of Formula 1 that was exciting, unique, spectacular, has become boring, childs play, un-authentic, compared to decades of the past. Its hard for people who have seen Formula 1 in the past and how great it an be, to watch the sad boring shadow of it that has become the new version of F1. When enthusiastic people warned in the last years of the direction F1 is going, ignorant people told them JUST STOP WATCHING F1. Hahaha so now you have it, people stopped watching and more will stop to watch. 

 

And the funny/sad thing about it is, the decision makers of F1 will think, its not enough "Show", its not enough "Circus Show", we have to make the Show "better", meaning "FAKER". And people will continue to stop following F1, and then they will further try to make the "Show" better, how they always just worsen things. Let it crash down the whole "Sport" has no face or heritage anymore. F1 doesnt know its roots, F1 doesnt know what was great about it, F1 changes the rules all the time, it has no history, no heritage, no tradition that anybody holds on to. Thank God no other Sport believes it has to change the rules all the time or the Sport very quickly loses its face.

Great post, this is exactly what's wrong with Formula 1. The only sad/strange thing is that for some reason the big bosses of Formula one don't understand..



#654 pdac

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Posted Today, 18:34

We watched several races together and when they realised the sound wasn't going to change they stopped turning up at my house on Sundays.. lonely me :p

 

You didn't change the beer or snacks that were on offer did you?



#655 pdac

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Posted Today, 18:41

Formula 1's decline is just a logical reaction to the rules and changes the decision makers made throughout the last years/decade.

 

From spectacular, fast, loud, sexy, intimidating, big, fascinating Super cars that can fall apart or explode at any time.

 

To silent, ugly, boring, slow, Formula 3 looking unproportional "things" that have to save fuel, tires and engine.

 

From tough battles Overtaking maneuvres that kept the viewer on the edge of his seat for hours to see that drivers OVERtaking forcefully his opponent. It was like a goal in football, it doesnt happen all the time, but when it happens its exciting and spectacular.

 

To drivers that push a button that gives them an unfair speed advantage to his opponent so he can not overtake but really just DRIVE BY.

 

From tracks where each one was very unique and planted naturally picturesque into the landscape, where you could not set a wheel wrong or your immediately on the gras/sand that sends you off flying into the gravel trap / tire barrier.

 

To tracks that almost all look exactly the same, where the edge of the track is just 2 lines on the asphalt on a huge car parking area, where mistakes are foresaken and the most exciting thing that can happen every now and then is a driver overshooting a corner, running wide, and just returning to the track.

 

Almost every single aspect of Formula 1 that was exciting, unique, spectacular, has become boring, childs play, un-authentic, compared to decades of the past. Its hard for people who have seen Formula 1 in the past and how great it an be, to watch the sad boring shadow of it that has become the new version of F1. When enthusiastic people warned in the last years of the direction F1 is going, ignorant people told them JUST STOP WATCHING F1. Hahaha so now you have it, people stopped watching and more will stop to watch. 

 

And the funny/sad thing about it is, the decision makers of F1 will think, its not enough "Show", its not enough "Circus Show", we have to make the Show "better", meaning "FAKER". And people will continue to stop following F1, and then they will further try to make the "Show" better, how they always just worsen things. Let it crash down the whole "Sport" has no face or heritage anymore. F1 doesnt know its roots, F1 doesnt know what was great about it, F1 changes the rules all the time, it has no history, no heritage, no tradition that anybody holds on to. Thank God no other Sport believes it has to change the rules all the time or the Sport very quickly loses its face.

 

I think some of it also has to do with the powers that be not doing enough to make it attractive to younger people, compared with alternative ways to spend their time and money and also the fact that the die-hards are getting older and their changing lifestyle means that they are not as interested as they used to be. That is, older fans are gradually disappearing (as would be expected) but F1 is not replacing them with younger ones (unless their older friend and relatives have got them into it).

 

And, in general, for all ages there are a lot more things to do and a lot less time and money to do them.



#656 TheRacingElf

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Posted Today, 18:48

You didn't change the beer or snacks that were on offer did you?

Well that could be it aswell.. :rotfl: