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  • #247582
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    I think the problem is fans think F1 has to be the out and out fastest discipline.
    Firstly, the development rate in F1 is scary, so the cars will be faster than their GP2 counteparts in no time, don’t worry about that.
    Secondly, I’d rather watch Seb, Alonso, Kimi and Hamilton wrestle a car around corners, than watch them go super fast, but it look like their cars are on rails (hello EBD). That for me is the pinnacle of motorsports, drivers all struggling but still going pretty fast.

    #247636
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    It depends really Andy, what type of track images are you looking for?

    E.g. Aerial view of the track as a whole, certain corners of the tracks, images of the tracks in-use/during a GP etc etc.

    #246238
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    Hmm I don’t see an orange 2014 car looking anything but cheap. But then again I’m no designer.

    The Xperia design looks delightful though. Its about time there was just a pure black F1 car. I’m surprised there isn’t one on the grid right now to be honest. It’s more striking than the grey nonsense that is the Sauber.

    #205153
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    I guess the general consensus is a “no” then haha! Surprised at how angrily some of you disagreed but c’est la vie.

    Thanks for your opinions guys :)

    #205136
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    @prisoner-monkeys

    I outlined why in my second post. And if you disagree, fair enough but please explain why? Cheers

    #205134
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    @tlfb If anything, the GP2 format is a lot more complex than the F1 format…

    #205133
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    The major reason I feel as though we should move over to the GP2 series’ format is to bunch up the field some more, and get some more spectacular racing.
    It seems weird that I am saying this during the closest and most spectacular season in a long time, but I’ve thought long and hard about this. It is only so close this season because the technical regulations have remained rather constant for a few years.
    I expect there to be very large difference in times between the cars in 2014, when the new engines, and technical regulations come in to play. So I guess this is more my vision for 2014 and beyond.

    I don’t want 2014 to come, and for one team to be 6tenths faster at every circuit. 2010 was no fun for me. Not because I’m not an RBR or Vettel fan, but because to be honest in most races we were just watching a race for second place…

    Race 1 is one for the pedal-to-the-metal type racers and spectators alike. An hour of drivers really really going at it, making daring overtakes etc.
    Race 2 is one for the driver’s with a softer touch and a bit more brainpower. Watching for when a driver knows when to attack, and when to give the tyres a break.

    Two very different races, two very different grids. But I think both would lend great spectacle to us viewers, and F1 as a whole.

    The two points for fastest laps is okay I guess. I’m nonplussed about it. Keep it leave it, doesn’t bother me.

    Note: Due to the top 8 grid reversal in Race 2, there might even be a case for eliminating DRS for the second race. However, that would depend on the season’s car aerodynamics.

    Please let me know what you think of the whole F1–>GP2 idea. What you would borrow from GP2, what you wouldn’t etc etc.

    Thanks for reading guys.
    Look forward to hearing your opinions!! :)

    #168628
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    I think everyone complaining is doing so for the wrong reasons. They’re assuming that DRS+narrow streets+short straights = crash. its barely plausible.

    DRS does not open automatically. DRS is operated by the driver. a driver opening the DRS too soon and thus spinning, is similar to getting on the power too early and spinning… BOTH driver error.

    These are the pinnacle of motor drivers in the world, they’ll go out in FP1,2&3 and find the limits. They’re not just going to hammer it around on the first lap of the weekend. People assume they’re naive and going to open the DRS in the worst possible spots. Stop being so pessimistic.

    NOTE: i despise DRS, but despise naivety more..

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