F1 » Exclusive Jacques Villeneuve Q&A

Crash.net speaks exclusively to Jacques Villeneuve after the 1997 F1 World Champion announced a switch to rallycross, talking about his hopes for the new series and concerns over F1's future

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February 15, 2014 5:18 PM
Last Edited 664 days ago

"I fail to understand them right now so I really don't know what the plan is with modern Formula One. I really don't get it."

If you ever do, please share. The children in 'Lord of the Flies' could do a better job with F1 than the existing 'plan'.

My theory is to many separate deciding entities with the power to make changes so there isn't a real plan. Successful organizations have one board who plan far into the future and stick with it. They do have alternate contingency plans for variables already in place. and everyone profits.

Shut up," said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. "Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things."


February 15, 2014 5:57 PM
Last Edited 805 days ago

Here piggy piggy, lolz. (Lord of The Flys ref.)

I think there is a working group that took the interests of multiple parties and put together a plan. The interests included the 'green movement' which is a largely political and HEAVILY financed organization/entity, you have the manufacturers who are acknowledging a poor economy and want a billboard to put something new and exciting on, and you have the TV guys who want drama and 'change' which the new rules do a good job of allowing the potential for because people will be on the edge the whole race and anything can happen if someone decided to blow their envelope and get some attention on TV.

You will notice that lots of the regulation's have very rounded off numbers, those are there for perception management, they are not there because it has to do with disparity in potential energy sitting in their tank this year. It just seems that the guys in charge want more strings attached and the drivers look more and more like marionettes.


February 16, 2014 2:03 PM

I'm just saying that between TV contracts, FIA, FOTA, Big Sponsor money, Stewards variable rulings, each manufacturer's wishes, Concord agreements,The wildcard Bernie,,, The Drivers and fans end up with a flawed product.
There should be committee, within the FIA, with the will and strength to lead a planned, long range mission of at least 5 years and stick to it. All in.


February 16, 2014 2:36 PM

I don't just mean just the formula, I mean tyres and yearly rule re-interpertaions etc.
My point is that once they iron out the kinks in the new aero and power package and readdress it, two years will have gone by.
And there will be new stewards standards like OK, two defensive moves are legal on left right combinations and the like.

BTW It looks like Bernie must have sold his soul to satan and is immortal

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