@rob91 You must not forget when saying 2010 races were great that Australia, China, Belgium and Korea were rain-affected while Canada was Pirelli-style grand prix. I completely can’t understand these nostalgia about hard 2010 tyres and one-stop races (and whingeing about one-stop rule as they should race with no stops). Many of those races were boring.
I liked Pirelli tyres much more than Bridgestones because the races became more open and unpredictable. On the same hand, every driver had the same tyres so it was fair. Rate the race polls appear to say the same. Moving on, I doubt DRS is a main issue in current F1, although some F1 Fanatics appear to think scraping it would be cure-all for F1. It won’t be, Mercedes would still be dominating and it won’t help financially those struggling at the back. But on the other hand, DRS became overpowered in 2013 when they introduced extra zones and changed in quali rules meant it was stronger further. Pirelli messed up a bit as well.
As @dragoll/a said F1 was never about pushing all the time. It’s very romantic and idealistic approach to F1. I loved the sport through 2013 as well but I can’t convince myself to so-called V6 or electric era. Why? Because it’s more business show than competitive sport. The cars are not exciting to watch anymore. They do not look like…>[Read more]
@rob91/a Tyres have been an issue for years, going back to the 70’s as my dad constantly reminds me of issues in sportscar racing and in F1 where drivers were literally driving to the problems associated with wheels slipping on the rims, etc… In the 80’s drivers had qualifying tyres where they would push for 1 or 2 laps and then they were done…[Read more]
To me the whole point of F1 (and professional sport in general) is for everyone that is competing to push to their limit and perform to the best of their ability.
@rob91 That’d be nice, however, F1 has never been this, in the 80’s fuel was a massive issue for the V12 Ferrari’s, tyres often played their part, and cars were down right unreliable. In the 90’s, strategy played more of a role, with varied pit stop strategies, in the 00’s we had michelin vs bridgestone and now we have the electric era… I cannot remember any era of F1, ones that I’ve watched, or have read about where drivers could push 100%, 100% of the time.
And it is completely normal for a F1 season to have maybe 1/4 to 1/3 good to great races, and the rest rather dull for the casual viewer but mostly still interesting to those who…>
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