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Seakay

December 12, 2015 6:57 PM

F1 » Pirelli's Hembery touts three continental series in F1


I've got an even simpler idea to get people watching again. Ditch the 6 cylinders in favour of 8/10/12, bin the 'power units' and give us back 'engines', scrub the fuel saving so that it once again becomes a point to point race and normally aspirate them so we can hear the damned things. Getting back to basics and substantially cutting costs will release the stranglehold that the manufactures currently enjoy, the sport has become so complex that anyone except a car manufacturer has become precluded. It's really no wonder F1 has become so one dimensional, it's little more than a corporate event nowadays with racing a distant second and sadly entertainment a long way behind that.

Seakay

December 15, 2015 12:43 PM

F1 » Ferrari prepared to quit F1 over mandate move


Then leave. Vested self interest is what has ruined the sport over the last few years (including that of Bernie et al) it's me, me, me through and through. I am absolutely sick and tired of the non stop bickering and power games within Formula 1, it really is becoming a joke. Rip up the damned rule book, listen to what the 100 odd million fans around the world want to watch, fill the tracks again and put on a show. I can think of no other sport where politics and blatant power games are played out on an almost weekly basis, what a mess it has become.

Seakay

December 10, 2015 7:52 PM
Last Edited 59 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move


107SS2009 said: And neither need it be/should it be an exercise in lining Bernie’s pockets like it’s been. You are correct. There are always politics in big business sport and every party be that an individual or company is competing for maximum exposure and reward, that's just how it is and probably always will be. Bernie is one of those in that arena but so is Mercedes, Renault, Ferrari, Pirelli etc - they are all in it for self gain and maximum exposure, they all want to 'win'. All I'm interesting is that the sport returns to something that I admire and want to attend again with a long lost passion and at this moment in time Bernie and his mandate for change is the best hope to get F1 back onto some kind of positive direction again.

Seakay

December 09, 2015 7:47 PM

F1 » Ecclestone primed to tackle manufacturers with mandate


Iusedtobesleepy, I do so like it when individuals proclaims their opinions as facts. Whilst it goes without saying that F1 is a business venture for those that partake, it is primarily a sporting competition without which there would be no entrants. I'm not sure you're grasping the fundamentals of why the sport (business you may prefer) is in such a mess and shedding it's audience. In order for the manufactures to realise maximum exposure and success from their participation, the sport (business platform) needs to be strong, captivating and successful itself - and it's not. F1 has lost it's sparkle, it's spectacle and it's credibility as the pinnacle of motorsport. Not because the manufacturers are exploiting it for self gain (they will always do this) but because the rules and restrictions are flawed in the first place. Or do you deny the sport is in a mess?

Seakay

December 10, 2015 5:53 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Ferrari is challenging mandate move


Yep, Bernie is spot on in all be says on this subject. As I've been saying on another thread, the manufacturers have been dictating the direction of the sport for their own self gain for too long and in doing so have strangled the entertainment value for the fans. Of course they are bound to do this, the problem is the rules and regs have ultimately handed over the sport to them and it's a mess. Not sure how much power the mandate may carry but Formula 1 needs to pursue it's roots, as Bernie says, ultimately it needs to be a showpiece for the senses not an exercise in fuel saving, engine management and electric motors.

Seakay

December 09, 2015 1:49 PM
Last Edited 64 days ago

F1 » Ecclestone primed to tackle manufacturers with mandate


Iusedtobesleepy Calling people delusional because they don't subscribe to your point of view speaks volumes. However.. The problem is the general direction that F1 has taken over the last few years ie the need to provide relevance to road going vehicles and be seen as 'green'. The offshoot of this ridiculous mission is that it's been forced into the hands of major suppliers due not only to the massive costs but also the resources available to them. Without wishing to state the obvious, if they had left it alone years ago and not insisted on strangling it's roots, then we would have a handful of independent engine suppliers able to supply competitive engines at a fraction of the cost. It has shot itself in the foot by going down this dead end road losing its soul along the way. Not sure if you've been to many races over the last 15 years or so but the difference between today's 'farts' and yesterday's v8/10/12's is like watching another formula altogether.


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