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  • #304417
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    Good. Formula One really needs to work on improving its public image, both to suppliers and the audience. Gagging orders are the best way of achieving that in the short term. The “corporate anarchy” currently reigning in F1 is doing nobody any favours.

    #302713
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    I agreee with @anto, but @pt has a point. In my humble opinion, the best solution to create more excitement through challenging the drivers without making excessive gimmick-ry of it would be to extend the range of tracks F1 is visting. Let’s be honest here, most current F1 tracks are middle-speed affairs of around 5.5something klicks – that is not helping with matters. We need more long tracks, more short tracks, more extremely fast and more extremely slow tracks. Hell, throw in an oval for good measure. Variation is the biggest natural challenge in motorsport, so let’s variate.

    #297499
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    1) Fangio
    1) Prost
    1) Schumacher
    4) Vettel
    5) Lauda

    I simply am not capable of naming one out of Prost, Schumacher and Fangio. They were in a level of their own.

    #295718
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    because otherwise I wonder why the theory is being talked by not only by Fernley, like here and here

    Force India a) want to distract how shit their car is and b) remove potential threats for WCC money. This is F1 politics doing their usual thing. Manor doubters are best off ignored.

    #294132
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    The rules have to be enforced as they are written otherwise there’s no point having them. However the 107% rule is completely unnecessary and they should get rid of it.

    You said it yourself. There is no point in having the 107% rule, so why not just keep it on the plate so Ferrari keep quiet and never actually enforce it?

    #288612
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    He was brought in to be the marketing star, he was most likely therefore expected to be the number one. So much is obvious to anyone who’s done a semester of marketing. However, Mercedes GP probably wanted this to happen “naturally”, sort of like Alonso basically made himself number one at Ferrari, so they didn’t do anything about Rosberg because, hey, a champion is a champion, until Spa where public opinion basically made them back Hamilton’s championship challenge from that point on. So yeah, Mercedes favoured Hamilton, but Hamilton made them do it by playing the PR game after a racing accident masterfully, so, as much as I dislike Hamilton, I will say that indeed “it was fair”.

    #287130
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    What kind of argument is that? It’s his choice, yes, and he is allowed to make it. It would also be my choice to jump off a bridge, because I’d rather be a bird than a human being, and I’d also be allowed to do so. That wouldn’t make “my choice” any less stupid and worth being called such. I do not see why I should approve of someone doing something I consider disrespectful and inappropriate, just because that person is allowed to and chooses to do so.

    #287125
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    The problem is by not using it, he is in fact using it wrongly. To fix my World Cup trophy simile, it is not like abusing the world cup trophy – it is like not taking it at all.

    Yeah, the team would still have won it and would still be world champions, however, what would you imagine would be the worldwide reaction if the coach of the winning team said: “The trophy? Screw the trophy, everyone takes the trophy, that’s way too mainstream, we are the cool kids who don’t need no education nor trophies.”

    As I said, it’s special snowflake syndrome to the extreme and both childish and disrespectful. Call me overly idealistic, but I refuse to respect and like someone who is childish and disrespectful … unless they are House, but that’s a different story.

    #287096
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    Two different things, @davidnotcoulthard2. One thing is procedure, the other is a representation of achievement. The number one represents the champion in Formula One. The man (or woman) who has climbed the very top of the mountain, the (at least in theory) best open-wheel racing driver in the world. If the number wouldn’t mean anything, then why not let Vettel keep number one and save us the trouble of having to associate him with a new number? Good luck finding people who are in favour of that. Not taking the number one in Formula 1 is to motorsport what using the world cup thropy to beat moles to death is to soccer, a blantant disregard for all that have come before you.

    #287091
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    If this actually goes ahead, it is a bloody disgrace. Lewis Hamilton is shaming the very sport if he does that. You don’t want to carry #1? Then don’t become world champion, for crying out loud. He would wash away years of tradition to be a special snowflake. You’d think becoming immortal in the eyes of the world would be worth having a number you don’t quite as much like as your current one, but noooo. Gotta have his cake and eat it.

    Lord, if I wouldn’t dislike Hamilton already, this would seal the deal.

    #286077
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    Due to the reasons @pezlo2013 mentioned, a direct system in a cash4points.com manner wouldn’t work. However, I like your general idea: offer price money per race based on position. That way, the smaller teams would have a relevant battle each time, which ideally would result in slightly more air time and therefore also more sponsorship. Not to mention, we’d be having more action. It would also be more fair for lower teams, since right now one race (read: Monaco) can basically decide that lower tier battle, no matter if the other team(s) fared better or worse the rest of the season.

    #285328
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    I would donate if I had assurance they would have Rubens Barrichello as driver. What? I never claimed I am not selfish.

    In the end, I agree with you. I like their passion and the prominent (i.e. relevant) people who have complained about this thing are the ones who made it necessary to begin with. I hope they can do it or at least get close enough to make a rudimentary appearance to grab some extra dollars for a possible entry in 2015.

    #279340
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    Do the same what Bernie does, only with more sustainability and more new media.
    Oh, one more thing: I’d issue a ban for Silverstone hosting F1 events for now until the end of days.

    #276322
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    @davidnotcoulthard “Ring” is basically the German word for “circuit”. It’s not like the Nürburg<i>ring</i> or the Hockeheim<i>ring</i> are any more ring-shaped.

    Well, on this video … bloody disgraceful, really. Revenge is never an acceptable motive, and especially not in fast and heavy machinery. I can only shake my head in disgust.

    #268718
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    @ddonovan1993
    He also said medals were coming in 2009. Bernie’s statement on rule changes are worthless, wake me up when the FIA says so.

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