F1 » Team bosses warn against 'urgent measures'


There will be no knee-jerk reaction to the tedious opening to F1 in 2010, with team bosses keen to analyse the situation and not be rushed into hasty rule changes.

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paul - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 4:56 AM

Sorry boys.
F1 has become so refined it is now as exciting as particle physics, or if you like the recent Olympics - Luge, as viewed from track-side. May as well go to CERN and watch it all on the tele.
Give me the tiny contact-patch of Moto Gp and rear wheel-hop...or Top Gear re-runs, any day.
Oh, F1 does get exciting in the rain- but then I think of Monaco a few years ago... Quelle Spectacle!!

Zzzzz - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 5:08 AM

"A second mandatory pit-stop and more marginal tyres were among the suggestions being bandied about..."

Yeah, that's just what's needed to bring some real racing back into the sport, more position changing in the pits and races decided on tyre choices rather than the car, or God help us, driving ability....

I can understand the teams being averse to rule changes now, but these issues should have been addressed before the season, (if not years ago), and not by ad hoc measures that don't address the real problem, such as Tilke's 'stop-and-go' designs intended to create passing opportunities for cars that can't follow each other in fast corners. Remove aero, rather than ruining circuits.

Zzzzz - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 5:14 AM

"F1 has become so refined it is now as exciting as particle physics."

Particle physics is pretty exciting stuff, (ever watched a z pinch test?). What's more, at the particle scale they have something called the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which means you can't predict the outcome of individual events, something sadly lacking in F1 races.

F1 Novice

March 27, 2010 10:02 AM

For F*?$ks SAKE ! These team bosses who are warning against urgent measures should lock themselves together in a quiet room with a great big plasma & remind themselves what F1 without re-fueling can be like by watching the 1990 Australian Grand Prix @ Adelaide. (Currently on the BBC F1 Web site and on the Red Button on BBC1 ) and A) Wonder where it all went wrong with the current regulations & B) make an agreement to get us back to races like that - these are the races that made F1 one of the most watched sports on the planet - they should be protecting that legacy - Who gives a monkeys if we have to take a few steps back re: technology levels if it produces races like that ! :rolleyes:

F1 Novice

March 27, 2010 10:08 AM
Last Edited 1619 days ago

If you haven't seen it here's the link :)

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula(underscore)one/8581039.stm

replace where I've written (underscore) with an underscore which is shift - cos CRASH don't let you stick links on here :rolleyes:

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 11:03 AM

It was confirmed late this afternoon the teams would be definately meeting at Sepang to discuss the issues of the sport.

Vettels Qualifying lap which is what everyone wishes to see may have been noticed by more than a few in pit lane.

LoveF1

March 27, 2010 11:30 AM

I agree. And it's good the teams should meet in Sepang to at least review things, before development starts on next year's cars.

Vettel's qualifying performance today shows the real raw pace of the F1 cars. Isn't that the whole point? Not getting hamstrung by artificial no-refuelling rules that forces teams' hands and removes that very spectacle that makes F1 what it is. Formula 1!

With this stupid rule, what we are getting is a caricature of the real thing!

Commodore S - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 12:08 PM

@ LoveF1

That one lap of Vettels re-invigorated my thoughts as to F1 and disintergrated my thoughts of the past 12 months.

It will be probably be destroyed to-morrow however that lap was F1.

Zzzzz - Unregistered

March 27, 2010 1:41 PM

@F1 Novice. Having a formula means the whole thing is already artificial. It's not 'run what you brung'. Banning refueling is a step in the right direction but needs other changes to make it work. Racing means the leading car on the track should be leading the race, not having to consider that it might be 2 or 3 stopping, unless there's another safety car in which case... etc. If they can't pass without pit stops, the formula desperately needs rewriting to make the cars capable of overtaking. As everyone but the FIA understands, the biggest problem is too much downforce. Get rid of most of it and you might have every event like a wet race, where driver skill actually counts for something.

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