• I don’t agree in points for any other reason than for finishing positions.

    Otherwise, it makes the history books very confusing. Like “Schumacher’s points in the past were all for race finishes, while Nasr in future years scored xx points for finishes, and xx points for overtakes, poles and fastest laps.”

    Where does it all end?!

    Giving so many…[Read more]

  • I don’t understand the mentality of some of the comments in this thread. F1 is a sport, and the concept of a sport is to determine who is better. In motor racing, this has historically meant which car is better, however, many fans, including in this forum have gravitated to supporting a driver, rather than a car. I understand that, it is easier to…[Read more]

  • More rules, but for the greater good. This will help eliminate needless other rules and change the face of F1 racing totally. It may take time for people to get adjusted to, but once it works they’ll get the point. It’s a rule to eliminate other needless rules.

    Grey areas are always a risk in F1, but what I’ve suggested is pretty basic, and if…[Read more]

  • Yeah, I think it was Keith.

  • But that’s just more rules that will get confusing and open to interpretation and grey areas. Sorry, its an interesting idea and great lateral thinking, but F1 needs less rules not more in my opinion!

    Changes like wider cars are the ones that need to and happily are being made.

  • @John H

    Check this reply I gave to your comment in the earlier post on points for overtaking.

    “That’s really a possibility – there probably would need to be some rule enforced which says that once a successful overtaking has been made by driver B on driver A and then driver A on driver B or vice versa, the same two cannot be eligible for points…[Read more]

  • @John H

    The rule only needs to be fine tuned to prevent the same competitors from overtaking each other…remember, a successful defense also gives points, so the same driver won’t keep trying again and again to overtake and keep failing because he’d be giving the guy ahead points on a platter. And if he successfully overtakes he will do…[Read more]

  • No points for overtaking wouldn’t work because two drivers could just overtake each other again and again.

  • Toti replied to the topic Track designing contest in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Hello!

    Sorry for the delay…

    So, only two (or three) tracks arrived, but these are very good. @philereid designed the more exciting circuit, it seems very old school (like Marks 1st circuit).

    Over to you, Phil!

  • Albrecht joined the group Group logo of F1F1 1 day, 5 hours ago

  • Good points @Michal and @Rodney

    Too many rules is also a key issue with F1 now…

  • Hungary 2006 was one of my favourites. First win for Button after years of waiting, first podium for de la Rosa after seemingly being doomed to spend his career as a test driver, with Heidfeld scoring BMW’s first podium as a full team. There haven’t been many podiums where all 3 drivers had something to be genuinely delighted about, and this was…[Read more]

  • Rodney replied to the topic Your favourite podium in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Another couple here: both Moreno and Suzuki enjoying their first (and only) podiums on the same day … have you ever seen bigger smiles!

    jpn

    And of course Monaco 1984. No Bellof as Tyrrell were running under appeal, Prost looking sheepish and Senna unsmiling because of the win that he felt was stolen from…[Read more]

  • Rodney replied to the topic Your favourite podium in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Another couple here: both Moreno and Suzuki enjoying their first (and only) podiums on the same day … have you ever seen bigger smiles!

    jpn

    And of course Monaco 1984. No Bellof as Tyrrell were running under appeal, Prost looking sheepish and Senna unsmiling because of the win that he felt was stolen from him.

    mon

  • “the main reason to watch races is not merely to be entertained”

    Then why do we bother watching at all?!

  • Not sure if I really understand the benefit of this idea. It became harder and harder to identify the drivers thanks to miniscule numbers on the cars, then their ever changing helmet colours, and if the bodywork liveries changed too – what chance would we have?

  • Tried to base mine on the limitations of the equipment they are driving, what they have got out of it, how they have compared to their teammate, errors and the results they have brought in:

    1. Vettel
    2. Hamilton
    3. Massa
    4. Sainz
    5. Nasr
    6. Bottas
    7. Button
    8. Alonso
    9. Grosjean
    10. Hulkenberg
    11. Rosberg
    12. Ricciardo
    13. Perez
    14. Kvyat
    15.…[Read more]

  • Simon replied to the topic Sauber video clip fail in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 1 day, 15 hours ago

    It’s from their ‘filming day’ in February. Those girls must have been cold in those outfits!
    Link

  • Found it a bit hard this time around as there are no real stand-out seasons in progress in my opinion.

    1. Hamilton
    Hasn’t made a lot of mistakes and generally has been performing to the top of his ability this season. It’s almost refreshing to see him perform like this, not riddled with rumors or complaints.

    2. Vettel
    Making the most out of a…[Read more]

  • Forcing teams to run one-off liveries sounds just as pointless as banning helmet design changes. It wouldn’t have any real impact on anything whatsoever but would still undoubtedly draw criticism for that very reason.

  • Load More