If I remember from the 90's, the pit lane and garages were facing the start straight line. Whereas all they have done,I think, is switched the garages,to the other side,facing the swimming pool section.Possibly because of the threat of flying debris,from any impact on the start/straight section?Health&safety I presume?
I was hoping for a normal start to the Monaco GP this year,regardless of the weather,but with modern day health&safety in motor sport,I knew it was not going to happen. I would have been and possible others, more glued to the TV,knowing that the dash to St Devote and the uphill to the Casino, on a rain soaked track,could've given us more avid viewing.
As Ginetto as stated simply
Let us bring back some exciting F1 racing. Do we think this impossible or realistic today.All because of safety.
I am sick of seeing the drivers become car managers whilst driving.Their full focus on managing fuel and tires,during racing,for me, takes away the drivers instinct to go fast and race each other.With negative effect and lack of excitement for the fans.Balls out racing is an after thought and drivers now been preoccupied with boundaries, is for me,not good at all.Let us do away with ideas of engine modes and plastic driving.
Another problem I see,again is money orientated,with the culture of the rich kids and the old statement,-"It's Not What You Know But Who You Know",getting the first chance,regardless of any racing talent.Having their family and peers,bankrolling them into a driving seat.Pastor Maldonado ring any bells.Criminal when you have, off the street racers,who will never get the chance.Concern that, Something I know, as been voiced constantly by prominent motor sport people,such as John Surtees,as well as others.
I understand that tire and fuel management as been around for years, but all I can see now is Robot driving.
Take away the gimmicks like DRS and KERS. Make the tires more robust or even groove able. Maybe bring back fuel stops and even more in season testing.What do you think!
They say also that, F1 is loosing its fans,but maybe this is because they are not listening to those fans. I feel, the only thing on the organizers mind, is money and more money. Having GP'S in places where the owners of tracks, have shelled out ,not only money, to build the track, but money to host a GP.This been somewhere, where true fans are not going, or are unable to go and where corporate people take there place.At present, F1 is not a sporting spectacular for people,but for business and corporate gurus with wealth and endless pockets.
In fact they could hold a GP on the moon and as long as it pulls in the dollars, from wealthy investors and corporate fans,all would be fine.It would therefore go forward without feeling or thought.Despite it's lack of feasibility and interest from you and me(unless you have the deep pockets too) the race would go on nevertheless.
I understand the value of progression and development, in motor racing and that we may never get back to those golden days of motor sports. After all, what will be, will be and changes are inevitable.But at what cost to us the true motor sport fan.
Having said that and concluding,I am just so glad that I have,can play and experience old school racing, still,with my PC gaming and Gpl stroke F1 Challenge.
PS: Don't tell Bernie about the moon idea. After all it's my Patent. LOL !!
Edited by twinpotter, Jun 01 2016 - 11:29 AM.