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Mark _

April 10, 2014 3:26 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Jean Todt and the noises off


Wiseguy: Hi Seashack. Where were you when Williams, Mclarens, Ferrari and Red Bull (last year) completely dominated the sport for years at a time? I for one am glad that Mercedes are finally successful after trying for so long even though I believe that their advantage will not last much longer - after all we have only had 3 races so far!
We had 3 different winners and constructors win the first three races last year. None of the teams that you list was as dominant as Merc is this year.

Mark _

April 10, 2014 10:10 PM

F1 » Rosberg’s pride at silencing ‘very unfair’ critics


107SS2009: I don’t and can never agree to changing the regulations while the season is in progress because one team by managing to do the best job is dominating and because of that some will switch off, as far as I am concerned , good luck to those that will switch off, they switching off will in no way effect my opinion as to what F1 is all about.
I agree that it would be unfair to change the regulations mid-season. Having said that I fear that many fans are losing interest and that will hurt the race promoters. I have no desire to spend my money to trek to Austin to watch the series in it's current condition. My money will be going to historic events and/or Indycar.

Mark _

April 10, 2014 5:17 PM

F1 » Rosberg’s pride at silencing ‘very unfair’ critics


107SS2009: but blaming the rules/regulation for that state of affairs is childish and stupid, saying/pushing for a rules/regulations change smacks of extreme one eyed fan-boy-ism from a marked-up and entrenched side-of -the fence position.
Sunny - I don't think that anyone is blaming the current regulations for this. Merc did a great job to be so completely dominant. You could make an argument though that the lack of testing and the engine development freeze will lock in Merc's advantage for the foreseeable future under the current regulations. While I can understand why it is unfair to change the regulations I can also understand that not doing so will cause some people to lose interest in the series. At least there are other series and bikes to watch if we want to see closer racing.

Mark _

April 10, 2014 5:28 PM

F1 » Maldonado penalised for Gutierrez clash


Slagheap: Ricciardos penalty was a team mistake...not a drive rmistake. I would have said penalise the team financially, but not the driver who was not at fault.
That is a fine opinion to have but it is not the rule that the teams agreed to. Drivers and teams win together, lose together, and are penalized together. This is far from the only penalty that a driver can receive in which he was not at fault.

Mark _

April 10, 2014 12:20 AM

F1 » Rosberg’s pride at silencing ‘very unfair’ critics


@Sunny - Yes, their extreme dominance is bad for F1 or more specifically for the fans. Typically the longer the regulations have been in place the closer the competition is. These new regulations have indirectly reshuffled the deck of cards. Kudos to Merc for hitting a home run this year. I get the feeling that there will be one race between the Mercs (like Ferrari at Indy in 2005) and another race between the rest of the field.


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