That's so not the point.Lord Blackadder said:Sounds like they're really grasping at straws...if this year turns out to be competitive they'll probably drop this.
Nothing comes as a surprise, looking at the mickey mouse regs they are looking at (and those which have passed).Lord Blackadder said:Sure this is aimed at getting rid of Schuey's dominance, but if somebody else wins the title this year, do you honestly think they'll continue trying to indermine him to the extent that they are now? Right now, as I said, other teams are willing to back any rule or regulation that might hurt Ferrari, almost without exception.
I've a feeling it will end once the other teams catch up - not that it's right, in any way, but it does seem like this is their intent. Personally, I think Ferrari have done a damn fine job, and ought not to be penalised for it.Where do you think it ends, then? When Schuey is gone, or no longer dominant? You may be right, but if they keep this up they will turn F1 into a laughingstock. Next thing you know they'll be giving Schuey a 15-second handicap.
mpw said:I say have a fuel limit that forces the teams to achieve an arbitary consumption figure of say 30mpg of regular road pump fuel and put them on any brand of tire as long as they're available original equipment on a production car selling for less than $100,000 and not in limited production.
that's exactly what I was thinking as I was typing it... hehehehedesignuk said:That's what I wish they'd do with footballers
They tried that before though. Made it tricky for the drivers, and I doubt it cut costs at all. I do recall hearing that Prost was excellent at managing the fuel consumption too...iGAV said:The thing with that though is that you'd need to apply those rules to all the lower formula, otherwise F1 wouldn't be the fastest anymore, and then it's not really F1.
The point is F1 isn't working as it is, so why not make the changes to the lower formulas?iGAV said:The thing with that though is that you'd need to apply those rules to all the lower formula, otherwise F1 wouldn't be the fastest anymore, and then it's not really F1.
I think the age limit is for the second driver. So while Michael Schumacher would never be affected, Barichello might. I think this makes sense, since duffers who hang around doing nothing but complain (cough Coulthard!)iGAV said:I don't think it's aimed at Schumacher myself, he'd have retired before this rule was passed.
But I do think it's possibly aimed at stopping another period of dominance like what we are seeing now, which if you take Kimi for example is a real possibility in the future, he's very young and very good.
I wonder what the age would be??? 33, 36, 39?? it's insane... age has nothing to do with it, look at Prost, Mansell, D Hill, Fangio... okay there was Patrese but I'm sure you get my drift.
Now a wage cap would be a good start, or maybe pay-per-point?
Yeah Prost had a very smooth and sympathetic driving and throttle style.Counterfit said:do recall hearing that Prost was excellent at managing the fuel consumption too...
Because maybe there is nothing wrong with those lower formula's and changing them may negatively affect them perhaps?mpw said:The point is F1 isn't working as it is, so why not make the changes to the lower formulas?
If you're not bothered about outright speed, why not just watch F3000 or DTM?? DTM's brilliant... much better than our Touring Car series, and they've got Mika and Alesi toompw said:I don't watch F1 (when I bother at all) for the outright speed I watch for the skill and excitement.
God no! 'cos then Montoya would be champ!mpw said:One driver starts with a 30 sec. penalty and can pass that penalty to any other driver by taggin him! Maybe 45sec. for a really big shunt!
Yeah, except for the circles part. F1 has real corners.chanoc said:Is F1 like the events in the USA where rednecks go drink beer in the hot sun, and mindlessly watch cars go around in circles?
I will never forget when Tom Leykis dissed Dale Earnheart after he died. So many redneck callers were irrate and threaten to kick Tom's ass - too funny. Found the file on the P2P Gnutella network, but have since lost it.Lord Blackadder said:Yeah, except for the circles part. F1 has real corners.
STEREOTYPICAL NASCAR FAN:
Beer: Natural Light, Natural Ice, other cheap watery p***
Vehicle of Choice: 3/4 ton heavy-duty Chevy/Ford/Dodge pickup with dualies and 5th wheel pulling a 40-foot RV trailer.
So what is a stereotypical European F1 fan? I'll leave it to one of our contributers from across the pond to play along and answer that.
There is actually. If Dr. Sid Watkins says "You're not fit enough", well, that's it, you're not racing until he changes his mind. And Michael Schumacher is probably the fittest driver on the grid (not like there's much difference between them all now anyway ) and yet he's also the oldest (thanks to Panis' retirement).wdlove said:Instead of an age limit there should be a mandatory physical to determine fitness to race.
we can't let that happen!! *ties Monty's shoes together*iGav said:God no! 'cos then Montoya would be champ!