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Artificial Rain?

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  • #128985
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    Polishboy808
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    I read on Gp Update that Bernie is proposing fake rain at races, using sprinklers on the track. Honestly, I see why he would say such a thing, but really? Imagine how weird that would be, a hot and sunny Bahrain with spray and puddles. It would just look un-natural. I don’t think thats the best way to mix things up. After all, this years tires are promising some really chaotic racing, but then again, some of the best races last year were affected by rain. Maybe a wet Qualifying would be cool, as it would equal out much of the field, giving guys in weaker machinery a better chance. But again, it’s just not real rain, and it’ll probably affect cars and drivers differently then natural rain. What do you think about Bernie’s idea?

    #162985
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    Honestly? I think it’s Bernies way of teasing the Journo’s, It isn’t anything that will seriously be considered. The F1 Paddock are vary wary of gimmicks as it is, look at all the noise over whether a movable rear wing is gimmicky, can you imagine the outcry if this were to come into being.

    #162986
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    No, no way, never. Absolutely.

    #162987
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    I think the knock on his head when he got mugged in London did Bernie more harm than was thought

    #162988
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    Daft idea really. There’s no reason to bunch the group up in quali. It’s meant to seperate the good and not-so good.

    #162989
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    surely it would also be very expensive?! and with him trying to pressure teams to cut down costs, this seems like a great way to be hypocritical. i think this is a definite no, it would just make it TOO artificial with KERS and MRW.

    How would the drivers react?

    #162990
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    I’m hoping Bernie was just being tongue in cheek as he was saying how he didn’t like the ARWs at the time too.

    #162991
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    Im borrowing this from a Kevin Smith film,

    But this is probably the worst idea since Greedo shooting first.

    I dont think Bernie was joking when he said this either. F1’s indanger of going the way of WWF/E (see Joe Sawards Blog, http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/is-formula-one-really-that-desperate/) what with the ARW and KERs.

    #162992
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    Purple rain… Puuuuuuurple rain!

    *sways*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJfhGL0F6LE

    #162993
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    @polishboy808 I think Bernie’s seen motorcross and become swayed by it’s overtaking stats :)

    #162994
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    I know! Let’s put little flashing boxes in strategically designated areas out on the track so that drivers can be rewarded with cheeky banana skins or perhaps red turtle shells to fire at opponents?

    Oh but that would be stupid, like this stupid idea.

    #162995
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    Let’s put little flashing boxes in strategically designated areas out on the track so that drivers can be rewarded with cheeky banana skins or perhaps red turtle shells to fire at opponents?

    Like this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h4zTEwgCpQ

    #162996
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    I don’t think it is a good idea,some driver will have an advantage so why give some ARTIFICIAL advantage?

    #162997
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    This is a terrible idea. Let’s make some circuits icy and race too. Or add a… RING OF FIRE!

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