• @pt I wasn’t having a go at you specifically, I had noticed quite a few comments about trying to “entertain” the sport in general.

    However, while I’m on the topic, your idea of giving points for overtaking will end up being very complicated very quickly; you need to work out rules on how to stop team mates from overtaking each other 400 times a…[Read more]

  • I was at the race sitting 3/4 the way up at the popular turn four. These lasik enhanced eyes could not read the LED display. They looked great on the TV though. Back to the drawing board.

  • Quite possibly Australia 2011. There was something very satisfying for me, seeing Petrov up there.

  • Senna and Vettel's 41st podiums! Red surrounded by blue..

    Hamilton will probably be the first driver to crack 41 wins and not do so in red overalls.

  • Senna and Vettel's 41st podiums! Red surrounded by blue..

    Senna and Vettel’s 41st podiums! Red surrounded by blue..

    Hamilton will probably be the first driver to crack 41 wins and not do so in red overalls.

  • So the Frankin’s still seem to be in front, but out of the two drivers ill be rooting for Wagner to win. :P
    Nice to see AMR right up there and was very impressed with Dwyer’s performance.

    Can’t wait for the race, hopefully not too long now. :)

  • I like it. It works in Blancpain and it definitely helped (especially with PtP) on Sunday night. It probably won’t have much use on the short ovals except for the pit stop times but I can certainly see the use for it on the big ovals and the road and street courses.

  • @safeeuropeanhome and @Rodney

    I think I have mentioned this before…A scenario where a driver could get more points by just overtaking rather than winning can be easily averted with a RADICAL POINTS OVERHAUL. Hope that makes it CLEAR!

    Now if you want, I’ll work out a points system and hand it to you guys tomorrow. Hopefully that will stop these…[Read more]

  • @pt It’s like telling Yes every single album should be 90125.

    Yes, I get it, Relayer may not satisfy too much (on the 1st listen anyway), but should every album sound like 90125? Goddness me….NO!

    But we are not racing to make the history books look good.

    Motorsport’s #1 reason isn’t entertainment either………..That it’s a bit entertaining is…[Read more]

  • @pt It’s like telling Yes every single album should be 90125.

    Yes, I get it, Relayer may not satisfy too much (on the 1st listen anyway), but should every album sound like 90125? Goodness me….NO!

    But we are not racing to make the history books look good.

    Motorsport’s #1 reason isn’t entertainment either………..That it’s a bit entertaining is…[Read more]

  • Closed cockpits would reduce massively the risk of head injury. How many injuries/deaths have taken place down to a head injury? I can think of several in just a few seconds.

    In my mind, that’s enough to justify them being introduced. I don’t care how the cars look, as long as we don’t have to see another driver funeral on TV.

  • I don’t remember many drivers blasting 2011-2012 tyres for being too fragile. 2012 season was very positively rated. Were 2013+ tyres different from the ones Pirellis brought before? That would make sense as I heard drivers saying they no longer have any influence on tyre life from 2013 onwards.

  • Yes overtaking is fun (and I think the DRS has allowed much more of it than before), but the end goal – and end reward – is bringing the car home. So if someone overtakes 15 cars, scores 15 points, and then crashes into the 16th car, he should not be rewarded with anything. Under ‘points for passes’ he would still have 15 points, even if he…[Read more]

  • Yes you are right it is radical. I understand plenty enough what you wrote, thanks, and I think it is ludicrous.

    Your points for overtaking scheme is significantly worse than double points. At least that was only for one race, this would change the entire fabric of what motorsport (notice the word ‘sport’ in there) is all about. It would be the…[Read more]

  • Yes you are right it is radical. I understand plenty enough what you wrote, thanks, and I think it is ludicrous.

    Your points for overtaking scheme is significantly worse than double points. At least that was only for one race, this would change the entire fabric of what motorsport (notice the word ‘sport’ in there) is all about. It would be the…[Read more]

  • So for example last year, when both Hamilton and Rosberg at points made a mess of qualifying for whatever reason or started from the back of the grid and with their massive performance advantage manage to drive through the field to 2nd place, you would be happy giving them effectively double points in the championship?

    As far as I am concerned,…[Read more]

  • nonsense, cars evolved from the “narrow tyre cigar-shaped front engine machines” as you call them for performance reasons, not aesthetic reasons. Closed cockpits are an over reaction to a safety problem that they will not solve.

  • People always resist change, even if it is for good. I’m glad people back in the 50s and 60s didn’t have such a mindset or F1 would still be racing those narrow tyre cigar-shaped front engine machines.

  • @safeeuropeanhome

    The very fact that you are comparing points-for-overtaking with double points shows that you have not understood or even tried to understand what I’m lecturing about. You’re just like many of the others who see “points for overtaking” and brush it aside just because it sounds so different and radical.

    As I said earlier, I may…[Read more]

  • @Rodney

    Good observation. But we are not racing to make the history books look good.

    The points system needs a complete overhaul in terms of not just classification, but understanding. The way the competitors of the past scored points must be seen separately and their achievements understood in such a manner.

    When change is necessary, it…[Read more]

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