Finally an honest perspective from one of the most outspoken former drivers – Eddie Irvine. Free from any team, he has no PR obligation to satisfy. Here it is:
I especially liked what he told about new circuits:
“And then we’ve got all these flashy, perfect circuits that bore the shit out of everybody. Except for Singapore, which was bumpy and crazy in the first year, and they’ve even tried to anesthetize that.”
I used to watch CART races in the early 2000s and what made them exciting was the bumpy street circuits they raced in. You could watch the cars moving up and down as they raced at breakneck speeds. That’s what I liked about Singapore in its first year. You could see the up and down motion of cars. But drivers complained and it got sorted out, or as Eddie says, anesthetized.