F1 » F1 2012 more like GP2, claims Maldonado


Former GP2 Series champion Pastor Maldonado says this year's unpredictable F1 championship reminds him of his time in the feeder series.

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entwined - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 10:07 AM

It doesn't get any better than this. There is so much competition and the grid is so tight. Many might disagree with me but I do prefer a season like this rather than just two or three teams battling it out for the victories.

We could end up with 10 different winners this season. :D

Lee - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 10:19 AM

I agree you can't fault this start to a season so unpredictable so many different drivers with the chance to prove themselves. I Would love to see Lotus be the 6th winner in Monaco but I wouldn't be bothered if it was a Sauber coz its great to see them up there too.

OilSpud69 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 10:47 AM

More like GP2 and a lot less like F1, says it all really. It's just one big lottery.
More tyre degradation and everyone on the grid will win at least one race this season.

mix - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 10:59 AM

I can't believe that there are F1 "fans" who disagree with more competition in the races!!

As I said elswhere "The master of these conditions over 20 races, will truly deserve to be called world champion more than anyone in the last 20 years (the start of this era of software induced racing) "

OilSpud69 - Unregistered

May 18, 2012 11:10 AM

Tyre management of Pirelli tyres designed to implode on contact with the track has definitely levelled the playing field, and created an illusion of competition.
F1 is a technological battle which is empty without the good old fashioned tyre wars.
F1 has swerved towards the gimmicky at an alarming rate,
it's not even funny.

over2u

May 18, 2012 11:39 AM

Maldonado's wins and Sergio's second place only proves there's huge pool of talent out there, but if the car is a dog, even the greats will struggle to win or even come second ! so lets just get them in a one series racing with equal cars to find the best racing driver that's not advantaged by a car that's got a trick designer or more powerful engine.

richard

May 18, 2012 12:14 PM

walrus. yes, and isnt that what maldonado is saying! gp2 is a spec series and he is saying that f1 is like that!
despite the fact that watching one team winning,can be boring at times, f1 should be about a team striving to dominate, and the others striving to catch up. a top driver then has the chance to show that he is capable of getting a good result from a second tier car, rather than a good driver failing in a good car.
the battles between ferrari and mclaren , and now red bull with possibly lotus, trying to get the upper hand, is far more interesting than seeing a mediocre driver in a mediocre car, getting a fantastic result, purely due to tyres.

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