F1 » Alonso: F1 in danger of becoming a lottery


Ferrari number one driver Fernando Alonso reckons F1 might be a bit too unpredictable now...

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Baz82 - Unregistered

June 02, 2012 3:18 PM

Rubbish

It's as close its been for years. i love this sort thing. adds some spice to what been a dull championship for the past 4-5 years. This is what racing is al about close competitive competition. more of it please.

rob01

June 02, 2012 3:34 PM

F1 was never suppose to be about parity. For sure not when dictated by FIA. There are many other forms of motorsports to watch for controlled/spec racing. Making F1 a spec series was the dumbest idea ever. It should lose the F1 designation until the ship is righted.

Taipan

June 02, 2012 6:24 PM

Spongy, lets be factual...

"Formula" Is the set of rules that ALL participants and cars must meet, "1" states that it's the highest level.

That's the FiA's definition, now what part of that does current F1 not comply with?

rob01

June 02, 2012 6:42 PM

Taigherkin...you already expressed your love for the current/modern F1. It would be fruitless explaining the F1 designation with you. And what it truly should and at one time meant.

Taipan

June 02, 2012 7:02 PM

Spongy, Off topic but if you have a look at the BBC F1 site, The FiA have deemed Red Bulls floor illegal and it must be changed prior to the Canadian GP but it will not effect their previous results.....

sodesu

June 02, 2012 8:03 PM

IF as some of you say it's because the cars and drivers are so closely matched then great, then why don't we get rid of the gimmicks, put proper tyres on the cars and have equally close and exciting racing?

Because at the moment more often than not are they in fact NOT racing out there, they are running target laptimes while managing their tyres so as to finish according to a strategy that has been calculated before hand as the quickest way to get to the end of the race.

I think we're dangerously close to the point where it's more about who's got the best data sheet than who's the best racer or even who has the best car. And personally, I never found maths tests all that exciting.

107SS2009

June 02, 2012 8:19 PM

And some are jumping with joy and declaring on here that FORMULA ONE racing was never so good, I compare it with kids being supplied with comics to watch because it is an effective way of keeping them happy and so under control.
The real trouble for people like me is FORMULA ONE has now been rendered as total tragic comedy by the powers that be.
A HOLE/SLOT is put somewhere on the floor of a car where according to the rules there cannot be any holes or slots, the car is passed legal to race for several races by the governing body , the same governing body is now saying it is not legal to have holes/slots on that part of the car floor.
No this is not the real FORMULA ONE I used to follow.

richard

June 02, 2012 8:20 PM

sodesu and ty. just been watching a review of 1969 season. watching the cars four wheel drifting around corners makes me wonder why we cannot have tyres that allow that sort of driving any more.

ty. the bulls floor is NOT illegal. (you will get rob going again, with such language!) it was passed by fia, but a relook at definitions (courtesy of mclaren) has made fia modify their view slightly. all the bulls need to do is make one slight saw cut, and they can continue to use the slot, just as ferrari and sauber are also doing at present

107SS2009

June 02, 2012 8:37 PM

Richard, you are once more politically correct that the RBR floor was not illegal as the governing body has passed it legal to race for several races up to now.
But Richard do they need “just one slight saw cut” looks like the floor of the RBR has escaped your attention in Monaco if so go to ESPNF1 and compare the difference between the sizes of the two slots each side and a slight saw cut.

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