F1 » Ecclestone: 2014 'chance to topple Red Bull'


Bernie Ecclestone says rules changes for the 2014 F1 season will give Red Bull's rivals a chance to topple the champions

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KillingTime

September 26, 2013 4:25 AM

Ecclestone's comments seem...ill-advised. Is he saying that we should continue to follow F1 if we are not RB fans? Is he saying that he thinks RB is too dominant? That as fans we should look forward to "toppling" RB? Should he be making remarks like this? It shows a sense of impropriety IMHO.

jakari

September 26, 2013 9:28 AM

How can he say that next year maybe the best car not the best driver will win ! There is no doubt that this is the current position with vettel in the best car however not anywhere near the best driver !

jakari

September 26, 2013 9:28 AM

How can he say that next year maybe the best car not the best driver will win ! There is no doubt that this is the current position with vettel in the best car however not anywhere near the best driver !

RafaelCE

September 26, 2013 6:12 PM

The guy is speaking based on the fact that Vettel is the best driver, which he is not. But that's not relevant at this point.
It is obvious that a competition where the leader is way so superior from the runner-up bunch will become boring for the most of the fans, which are less educated on the technical insights of the sport, in other words, they don't care why. This of course will concern the commercial rights owner, because a perceived boring event will sell less.
I salute RBR's tough work, but agree that distance between the overall leader has to be shortened, in some way.
When the rules favor one dominant player for so many seasons, even in faithful contest, rules have to change to make the competition more even.
Lesson should have been learned from the Ferrari/Schumache era, so rule changing time has come.
I have not read the actual rule changes for 2014 so I can not speak further other than the engine changes commented alaround, which I hope will level ground next year.

KillingTime

September 27, 2013 3:09 AM

Whether or not Sebastian Vettel is the most skilled driver is arguable.

The fact is changes have been already made to F1 which were designed to neutralize procession-like races. Specifically the DRS, which serves no racing purpose, was employed to make passing easier. This was a change made under great controversy which was criticized since it is unrelated to pure racing and was created simply for entertainment.

Additionally, the tires were also changed to create an intangible factor during the races as Pirelli was ordered to manufacture them so they degrade much more suddenly and unpredictably than in the past.

What changes would YOU make to F1 to stop a particular team/driver from dominating?

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