F1 » Coulthard: I hope Max Mosley enjoyed Bahrain GP...

Thirteen-time grand prix-winner turned popular BBC F1 pundit David Coulthard suggests former FIA President Max Mosley has a lot to answer for as he reflects on the 'desperately underwhelming' 2010 curtain-raising Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir

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March 17, 2010 11:45 AM

DC is correct in his comments. This is all thanks to the idiot Mosleys meddling in F1 and introducing m0r0nic engine and tyre rules.

Unfortunately, there is no way that Mosley can be held accountable.

Hopefully Jean Todt can do something to sort F1 out but is his presidency of 4 years long enough to sort out 16 years of corrupt mis-management?

I'de been posting the solution on this forum now for years (please read it Bernie). Give the drivers additional time on their qualifying times based on their current championship ranking (Ex 1st place gives an additional 1-2 seconds and then down to ex 0.1 sec for ex 15th), and then let the drivers battle it out on qualifying based on this. We would have seen interesting startgrids and a lot of passing and passing attempts!!!!!!!!!! :D

Calvin _

March 17, 2010 12:12 PM

Diffusers will be banned from 2011, all a bit late to save this year. DC says a lot of things that are true, and as usual, no-one will be held accountable.

Perhaps we were all expecting too much from this season, as all the indicators were for a great season. We are now paying the price for FIA meddling and unimaginative track design. You can't blame the teams, they will always try to get the most out of the rules, so it's the rules that need to change.

Calvin _

March 17, 2010 12:16 PM

A weight penalty, to me at least, is not a good idea. The thought that success is penalised goes against what I have in mind for F1. Surely, it is up to the other teams to improve rather than penalising the successful team. In order to improve, these teams need to have the freedom (and budget) to innovate within a set of rules that allows innovation.

rbr46 - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 12:17 PM

100% agree with DC here. Last year the new rules were introduced to limit the downforce so overtaking would be more common, but when the diffusers were not banned this completely contradicted what the rules were suppose to do. It probably wouldn't be a bad thing if all the teams had the downforce levels of the new teams. I believe that if a minimum pit stop rule was brought in and downforce was reduced this season would start to improve. also have you all noticed the flicks coming off the cars like the shark fins, front nose flicks, side pod inlets i think this should be removed. as DC said only things can get better

MikeG - Unregistered

March 17, 2010 12:25 PM

Success Ballast and the idea of adding time to qualifying is ludicrous. This is after all Formula 1 where the best driver in the best car on the day should win every time. Penalising success will result in unworthy champions. :rolleyes:


March 17, 2010 12:31 PM

A bit rich blaming Mosley for all the F1 woes. Before the season everyone was looking forward to seeing the affects of all the changes. Now it is not what we expected it is find a scapegoat time.

The real issue is everything is just too good- it doesn't wear out or break as it used to so everyone can just go more or less flat out without any consequences. When you have to manage your resources it all gets a bit more interesting. Vettel may be the exception that proves the rule of course.

David is right- the tyres need to be made to a spec that goes from high to low performance so drivers have to manage them and make a choice, early pace or consistent pace.

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