In terms of performance balancing, I think that’s generally more to do with keeping the competitors and manufacturers happy rather than the fans. As well as WEC, it also happens in near enough every GT championship that runs multiple manufacturers. Certainly anything running to GT3 specifications.
Another one not mentioned in the original list is…[Read more]
I think Chase for the Cup makes sense, unless you think there shouldn’t be a knockout stage in the World Cup but there should be a full championship instead….
Not an analogy that makes sense. The World Cup is a cup tournament- having knockouts is how such a tournament fundamentally works. NASCAR is and always has been a championship, but the…[Read more]
Bradley Downton replied to the topic 2014 World Cup – Enter Predictions now for 23/06 Games in the forum Off-topic 15 hours, 25 minutes ago
So, Germany win the World Cup. Probably deserved it.
Meanwhile, the final predictions standings are:
1. @mathers – 121
2. @bradley13 – 115
3. @george – 110
4. @DaveF1 – 95
5. @diceman – 88
6. @adityafakhri – 86
7. @thetobs – 85
8. @JamieFranklinF1 – 70
9. @Juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 – 65
10= @kingshark – 64
10= @pezlo2013 – 64
12. @slr – 43
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Bradley Downton replied to the topic 2014 World Cup – Enter Predictions now for 23/06 Games in the forum Off-topic 19 hours, 29 minutes ago
My final, final predictions:
Germany 1 – 2 Argentina
JamieFranklinF1 replied to the topic 2014 World Cup – Enter Predictions now for 23/06 Games in the forum Off-topic 21 hours, 36 minutes ago
I think all my luck has gone with the perfect prediction of the third place play-off, but I’ll try anyway!
Germany 2-1 Argentina
I really, really hope I’m wrong though…I need Argentina to win :P
Euro Brun replied to the topic 2014 World Cup – Enter Predictions now for 23/06 Games in the forum Off-topic 23 hours, 28 minutes ago
A touch late seeing this, but Timo Glock celebrated Germany’s 1:7 against Brazil by re-decorating his usual number 17 this weekend at the Moscow DTM race:
MotoGP have introduced different rules for open class bikes and the factory teams so that the open class teams can use softer tyres, more fuel and more engines/parts per season but these changes were brought in to help the series survive the current economic crisis and they’re only short term solutions rather than gimmicks.
MotoGP came very close…[Read more]
I don’t agree with it, but I found an extremely liberal approach to this.
According to the dictionary definition, racing in itself could be a gimmick.
I’ll explain. As soon as someone creates a racing event or championship to ‘attract publicity or trade’ and not to enjoy himself, it could be considered as such (e. g. USCR). Obviously, one has to…[Read more]
Aditya F. Yahya replied to the topic 2014 World Cup – Enter Predictions now for 23/06 Games in the forum Off-topic 1 day, 4 hours ago
how about this: regardless of any points collected during the tournament, the one who perfectly guess the score of final match shall be declared the winner
Really good race. Amazing finish. Lots of real close wheel to wheel action. Hinchcliffe and Pagenaud were side by side for almost 6 laps at one point.
6 yellows (1 that became a red for rain), but generally quite clean racing
10 lap sprint to the end started with Kanaan and Dixon 1-2, Hunter-Reay came from almost nowhere. Think he was 6th at the…[Read more]
This is a very thought provoking question Keith. I would say that gimmicks are inevitable in motorsport, or any sport. Most of the gimmicks that I could think of in motorsport have already been mentioned by previous posters, since I haven’t been on this site in a few days, but I don’t think all of the gimmicks you mentioned were bad. There were…[Read more]
Great topic @craig-o. I have to say that I do agree with you as well.
My theory is, we are witnessing two of the greats, and with Hamilton in there too, we really are at another golden age of drivers, just like in the 80s. This ‘top three’ may in time be regarded almost as highly as Prost-Senna-Schumacher IMO, especially if Hamilton and Vettel…[Read more]
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