Here I’m trying to start a “WHAT IF” list; If you could change a single situation in F1 history (and of course then you can comment on what you think could have happened) what would it be?
For example I think many are going to say “Senna’s death”, and so much I liked Senna but I think his death sparked the current F1 safety. Something less critical but also important could be to have Massa without the Hungary’s practice accident, or for Alonso fans, probably you would have changed the outcome of AbuDhabi 2010.
About me? I would have changed Spa 2008, I would have liked so much seeing Kimi win that one (no matter who could have finally become a champion in Interlagos).
Let’s see what’s on your minds.
I would say in Interlagos 2008, if it hadn’t rained much and Glock could have driven the last lap with his slicks. It would have been interesting to see how that would have affected both Massa and Hamilton.
There were some interesting championship deciders in Adelaide. Nigel Mansell’s tyre blowout, of course, but also Schumi running into Hill in 1994. Would 1995 have been better for Hill as champion, or worse?
My first choice would be someone not dying instead of dying, be it Senna, Peterson, Gilles, Cevert, von Trips, or whoever else.
My other choice, a recent one, would be Vettel not allowed to race in 2011. Of course I’d feel sorry for him and it’d be a shame that a season would unfold without the reigning world champion, but – the season would be even more awesome without him.
Much though it made Brazil thrilling, I’d change the stewarding decision at Spa 2008. F1 often infuriates me, but that was ridiculous and made me considering leaving the sport had Hamilton lost the title as a result.