F1 » Lewis Hamilton: Even my mum found Bahrain 'boring'

Former world champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that the F1 2010 curtain-raising Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir was so dull and action-free that even his own mother described it as 'boring'

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Mark - Unregistered

March 23, 2010 11:00 AM

Go back to mainly 2000 regs, 1 motor/tranny per weekend, no freeze and no RPM limit, maintain ban on aero tweaks on the bodywork but allow slightly larger front wings (between current and 2000 size), introduce a minor drag device under the rear wings. Keep last years tyre specs (except make the rears wider, not the fronts narrower, to reclaim grip balance). Bring back re-fuelling & 107% rule, however current quali is good. 30 days of in-season testing. Bring 2-3 tire makers into the series, make each manufacture bring 3 different compounds to each race, each driver drops 1 option and then must run the other 2 throughout the race. Lastly, introduce consolation tire and engine championships.


March 23, 2010 11:34 AM

Lets face it F1 has been boring for years. When you have a championship where the technical aspects are more interesting than the racing you have a huge problem. F1 is now more play station than racing, with the cars too closely matched with no advantage for brave drivers prepared to race up close. The answer is simple but will never be adopted because F1 has to be seen as the technical pinacle of the sport. As long as aero is king the cars will never be able to follow and overtake regularly. Cars should be based on mechanical grip with little reliance on aero. Never going to happen F1 is doomed

Whither Alonso

March 23, 2010 11:49 AM

I think the track has a lot to do with it. Little racing occurs. Waiting for a pit stop jump in place is rather boring, too.

The cars are so fast and quick that real racing doesn't happen, but Bahrain was called Bore-raihn by someone and they were right.

screw-tinizer - Unregistered

March 23, 2010 12:09 PM

I like how Bernie tried to deflect the blame onto the cars. Yes Bernie, the modern car is rubbish. However I would also like to point out something else

The modern F1 track is rubbish also. Look at the schedule, it is all a bunch of Tilke designed disasters. High speed straight into a series of boringly low speed corners. Everyone is quick to point out turn 8 at Turkey or or turns 1-3 of China....those are 4 turns.

Return Racing to tracks with soul and actual passing zones. Sadly Spa has to keep fighting for a spot. San Marino always gave us something to cheer. Magny Cours was wildly unpedictable...from time to time.
Then you had to go a shorten the course at Hockenheim. Bernie You Suck!!

alex - Unregistered

March 23, 2010 12:27 PM


If you decide to do some more painting this Sunday, maybe put up a webcam for us showing it all drying. I suspect there will be plenty of people tuning in for something exciting to watch.

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 23, 2010 12:36 PM

What are you suggesting Alex. I take a pillow together with a sleeping bag and have a afternoon pensioners nap.

The race does not start until late in the afternoon
so Bernie has it on prime time T.V. somewhere. Up Asia way I think.


March 23, 2010 1:05 PM

Here's what to do. For us lot in the UK, instead of getting up at stupid o'clock on Sunday morning, record it and watch it later on fast forward. Watch the exciting bits (if any) at normal speed then fast forward to the finish. Takes a fraction of the usual time to watch a race and leaves you free to do something more interesting than watch the F1.

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