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Seakay

April 05, 2014 3:16 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


To all those that seem to think Formula 1 has changed for the better: Why? Other than the well worn (but ultimately meaningless) phrases like 'you've got to move with the times'.. 'everything changes'.. 'it's the way forward' etc.. What are your reasons for thinking it's an improvement? The cars are slower, heavier, quieter and spend a good part of the race coasting around to conserve fuel (sorry, energy). Other than aligning yourselves with the PR spin that Formula 1 'must represent the automotive industry of the future' (really.. why??), what are you're reasons for thinking the changes benefit those that watch either trackside or via TV. Do you genuinely believe it has enhanced the viewing spectacle?? I would genuinely like to hear good persuasive arguments.

Seakay

April 05, 2014 2:35 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


Adrian Newey is spot on with his comments. Formula One is just not exciting anymore, the passion and interest is slipping away with every race for many no doubt. As for this idea that it should be aligned with the future of road cars - what an utter load of rubbish. Over the last couple of years we have all heard this so much that some of us are actually starting to believe it. Nonsense! Formula One has been hijacked as a tool for commerce and political correct agendas, it's become a bit of a joke even to many of us that have followed it for years. It won't last in this format, believe me. The success of the sport depends upon those that support the venues and contribute to it's revenue. Those days are numbered. It's lost it's way and it's losing it's support. Expecting the fans to support this pathetic exercise in PR for the future of road cars? Do me a favour.

Seakay

April 06, 2014 10:56 AM

F1 » Wolff: Rule change requests ‘absurd’


A good defence by Toto but he's not really addressing the core concerns expressed by Ecclestone, Di Montezemolo, Newey et al that the technical restrictions are so severe that it is impacting on the 'show' which will ultimately drive fans away. I don't buy into this 'sour grapes' accusation by many after just two races, I genuinely believe that they are seeing the bigger picture of what the sport stands for and feel, like many onlookers do, that the roots of F1 are being severed. Sure the cars are efficient but they sound cr*p. Sure they've got plenty of torque but as Alonso has said, he doesn't even need a water bottle anymore as it's just not intense enough an experience in the cockpit any longer. And sure it IS a technological marvel that they can get these cars to run on batteries etc BUT it doesn't make for a spectacle. This ISN'T what F1 is all about and it will not be enough to maintain the sort of audience that the sport needs to survive. And that is the important point tha

Seakay

April 06, 2014 12:10 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


mrbrownstone2007: I understand the need for F1 as a whole to become more environmentally efficient. The whole world is changing and if F1 needs to make changes to stay relevant then I support that. I just don't think that these particular changes are for the best. F1 is still a sport and the whole point of a sport,for me at least, is a little bit of escapism. To have something to look forward to at the end of a bad week at work or simply when things aren't going my way. I'd always look forward to the race on Sunday to cheer me up or make me happy. It doesn't need to be relevant to road cars, or use less than x amount of fuel per race, or save the lives of 57 endangered flower species to do that. I just want to see the best drivers in the world, in the fastest cars in the world, going toe to toe. And I don't want them to sound like my rusty Clio!!
Very succinctly put. You have expressed EXACTLY what 'the show' should be about and what makes you look forward to

Seakay

April 05, 2014 8:20 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


RS3:
Taipan:
Seakay: To all those that seem to think Formula 1 has changed for the better: I would genuinely like to hear good persuasive arguments.
Bet you a beer that you don't get one mate. At best you'll get - you're just jealous that your team aint winning- which kind of sums up the quality of thoughts that go through some heads. I'm also getting kind of fed up listening to commentators tell me how great everything is, they're trying really hard to convince us, I suppose it might work for those that don't possess a thought of their own.
lol I've learned in life that old people are resistive to change.
lol, guess you've not had too educated a life then my friend. Try reading the thread in a bit more detail, you may make more sense of it :-)

Seakay

April 05, 2014 3:47 PM

F1 » Newey critical of new F1


seashack: Tai, Pat Symonds also said the same thing, they need to stop talking F1 down. No doubt it will work on some who will start believing the crap they say and then start parroting it themselves. It won't work however on those of us that can think for ourselve s and will only serve to push us away. They need to be very careful about employing such tactics.
Listening to Pat Symonds is akin to listening to a party political broadcast for The Green Party - what a dreary and measured character he is. I don't see an ounce of passion or fire in anything he says nowadays. Comes across as nothing more than a puppet like figure for Todt and the FIA, just souless - maybe he's trying to make amends who knows.. If he is the future voice of F1 then god help us.


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