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After the conclusion of testing in Bahrain, the complexity of the new regulations could see fans subjected to some unusual racing at the opening rounds

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Ptolemy

March 03, 2014 3:05 PM

Don't know what to say other than the rule makers have destroyed Formula 1. Does anyone want these new rules? Are they really helping to control costs and "save the planet?"
No, no and no!
Give me a 19,000 rpm V10 or a 20,000 rpm V8. Drop all the electronic aids.
Lets go back to 2004.

seashack

March 03, 2014 3:08 PM

"So could F1 in 2014 be too complex to allow for the EXCITING RACING MANY FANS CRAVE?"

Good article ChrisMedlandF1. You're asking the right questions and I'm glad someone other than just the fans are saying it out loud.

"in a couple of races will be the ones who are first to say 'See, I've always said Formula One is fantastic!'

- Stefano, no doubt this will happen, BUT I think it will have more to do with those peoples chosen driver/team benefiting than anything else.

seashack

March 03, 2014 3:21 PM

Ptolemy:
Lets go back to 2004.


Ferrari still have all their cars from that time period and they are all kept in ready to go condition from the Cliente group. I'm sure McLaren have more than a few they could bring out of the secret warehouse. Between those two teams and their cars from around 2000-05 we could have a full grid..... Hmmm not a bad idea Ptolemy. Even though those cars are faster we would still be called Ludites, but if the racing is good I could live with it.

sprulz

March 03, 2014 4:36 PM

George Zaidan: prediction: It's going to be a bitter sweet victory for Vettel when he gets to win that last double points race that propels him to his 5th world championship.

Prediction: Nobody'll really know who will win the championship until at least mid-season.

ChrisMedlandF1

March 03, 2014 4:37 PM

seashack: "So could F1 in 2014 be too complex to allow for the EXCITING RACING MANY FANS CRAVE?"

Good article ChrisMedlandF1. You're asking the right questions and I'm glad someone other than just the fans are saying it out loud.

"in a couple of races will be the ones who are first to say 'See, I've always said Formula One is fantastic!'

- Stefano, no doubt this will happen, BUT I think it will have more to do with those peoples chosen driver/team benefiting than anything else.


Glad you like it. It's just a worrying expectation that is emerging... That said, Domenicali is right that eventually we'll get everything sorted and close racing again, but making sure people understand that and don't switch off will be tough.

seashack

March 03, 2014 7:33 PM

ChrisMedlandF1: Glad you like it. It's just a worrying expectation that is emerging... That said, Domenicali is right that eventually we'll get everything sorted and close racing again, but making sure people understand that and don't switch off will be tough.


They are really trying to walk a fine line between tech/show/racing. In my mind RACING is the most important part and what drew most of us in the first place. The racing fans got it popular enough to where the casual observer took a look. They are by far the bigger number, but they also come and go much more easily. If the racing fan goes the casual observers (by nature) will soon follow and they will be in a world of hurt.

Keep banging that drum for us RACING fans. F1 does seem to hear the fans, just seems they don't always listen.

seashack

March 03, 2014 7:38 PM
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rob01: the current formula goes until 2020. They will get it correct sooner than later.


As Chris said, how many people will have switched off by then? No doubt they will get things sorted, but will we care about the product..... Too much of a show with gimmicks, cars uninspiring, tech too much of a factor making the racing hard to follow ( ie why is driver x slow? tires gone, saving fuel, driver y is on a tear, mech problem team isn't admitting to?) There can be such a thing as too many variables.

George Zaidan

March 03, 2014 8:40 PM

sprulz:
George Zaidan: prediction: It's going to be a bitter sweet victory for Vettel when he gets to win that last double points race that propels him to his 5th world championship.

Prediction: Nobody'll really know who will win the championship until at least mid-season.


@sprulz you do understand what prediction means

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