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March 22, 2015 11:49 AM

F1 » Wolff: F1 doesn’t need a big shake-up

I'm afraid you're wrong there Toto, formula 1 in its present state is dying. Shedding teams, shedding tracks and shedding fans. I'm afraid EXCITEMENT should be the first and last word in motorsport and Formula 1 no longer wears that banner, it's become bland. This constantly need to make it 'green' (do me a favour) and accountable to the future of roads cars has killed off its core principles, namely - free reign on development, normally aspirated larger engines, ear shattering volume, fuel stops, tyres that work etc etc. It's shackled, and it's boring. Revolution is exactly what it needs, failing that we need a NEW FORMULA that caters for fans that love the essence of motoring racing - Formula 1 as it is, has completely lost it's way and with that left a massive void for those of us that once adored it.


March 21, 2015 9:31 AM

F1 » German Grand Prix officially cancelled

Not content with losing teams and more to follow I am sure, it's now shedding traditional tracks. The spectacle for many has disappeared for too. If was a billionaire or disgruntled Red Bull owner (for example) with a passion for proper motorsports then I'd be thinking about a new formula, free from the stupid constraints this one has become. Six European venues would work. With the right machinery (v10/v12), freedom to design, tyres that work, refuelling, old fashion mind blowing noise, I reckon we could be back in business :-)


March 24, 2015 10:18 AM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1

richard: Nutty...for once you have actually got it right! that is what i said about merc. they want to appeal to a younger driver. and yes, also is a BRAND and can survive without f1. and look at the two examples given by seakay....renault and honda.....both pulled out of running teams, but both are now supplying engines, and both are the pits! some image they are creating to attract buyers to their cars.
The fact that they're not doing well doesn't negate the fact that they are in F1 for reasons of marketing and self promotion. Do you think it's simply a fun sideline for them, why do you think they maintain a presence in Formula 1?


March 23, 2015 6:31 PM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1

Seakay: Taz, you are entirely correct with your comment about F1 having become a marketing channel for car manufacturers.
the only car manufacturing company that uses f1 as a marketing channel is mercedes. ferrari have always used f1 as an extension of their car business. macca do not use it as a marketing tool for their few road cars. renault cannot use it as a tool as they have no performance cars to sell. red bull use it as a marketing tool for their brand. williams use it for marketing engineering, lotus have n connection with road cars, etc. the problem is that f1 is used as a brand in its own right, and there lies the problem. the brand has priced itself out of the market.
Are you saying Renault and Honda are not in the sport for brand awareness? And smaller engines/turbo charging/electric hybrid/lower fuel consumption/lower co2 levels etc - these very recent changes are not about motor racing, they're about alig


March 23, 2015 10:13 AM

F1 » Williams urges more fan research to develop F1

Taz, you are entirely correct with your comment about F1 having become a marketing channel for car manufacturers. This ridiculous assumption that Formula 1 HAS to be accountable in some way to road cars is a big part of its downfall. The motor industry has in effect hijacked the sport for its own agenda and to some extent is now calling the shots, utterly ridiculous when you think about it and that's why it needs a massive shaking up. I accept the manufacturers bring with them a pile of money but at what cost - it's dying. Surely Cosworth, Judd etc are quite capable of producing bigger V engines without all the silly bells and whistles and at a more cost effect price too. It's a racing formula not a showcase for Renault/Mercedes/Honda, radical change and a return to its root is what Formula needs.


March 05, 2015 4:41 PM

F1 » Michelin turned down F1 over degradation request

So the new engine rules are supposedly with us as they are 'relevant to the development of road cars and more environmentally friendly' whereas larger capacity non turbos no longer represent the future of motoring. Yet producing tyres that have virtually no durability, are totally irrelevant to road cars, and in simple terms 'don't work' is somehow OK..?? Evidence if ever you need it that the 'new' Formula 1 has completely lost it's way.

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