Posted Jun 01 2016 - 07:15 PM
Posted Jun 01 2016 - 10:55 PM
Perhaps the governing body should think about actually letting these boys race and stop penalizing them for stupid infractions that didn't exist 15 years ago.
Racing is inherently dangerous and will always be dangerous,so when a person decides to climb into a race car he knows that the possibility of injury or death is a given. That is his or her choice. No matter what precautions we take there will always be something we couldn't possibly have imagined that will take a life.
Marco, this is what has happened to EVERY sport which has gotten big money-wise. Everyone attached to it depends on it for their livelihood, from the drivers, right down to the people who make the engines, sensors, paint the helmets, provide timing and safety equipment for the track etc.
What you’re wishing for is to watch amateurs racing lower budget cars in local events. And those are around, but the level of driving skill will be less.
You are absolutely right Bob,it's happened to all sports and has taken away the essence of what it meant to play or drive with heart ! They all get paid regardless.
Passion is something that comes to mind when Lauda came back after his accident to almost win the championship or Villeneuve and Arnoux battling for second place at the French GP. Ken Tyrrell's small team of underdogs, beating well established teams for 2 drivers and 1 constructors championship. These are the kinds of things that made F1 interesting and is no longer or rarely existent.
I enjoy going to a local track to watch what could be future stars race for the pleasure of racing. I admire those people who spend their weekends on something they love doing just for the sake of doing it but on a professional level this has disappeared. There is a visible lack of passion,unpredictability and excitement in the sport today. ( In my humble opinion)
Posted Jun 02 2016 - 05:45 AM
"I don’t believe that races should ever start behind Safety Cars. It is self-defeating for the sport and makes the heroes look feeble, tiptoeing around behind a road car. Racing drivers should be viewed as people who are different; who are special; who do things that normal people cannot do. They can choose when they think things are dangerous. None are forced to race. They can pull into the pits and say: “This is too much”, as Niki Lauda did in 1976 or Emerson Fittipaldi did a year before that in Spain. No-one sensible ever called them cowards. They were racing drivers exercising their choice."
Edited by fajanko, Jun 02 2016 - 05:46 AM.
Posted Jun 02 2016 - 10:18 AM
No matter how we like Monaco, it's just not suited at all for modern open wheelers, or any modern race cars for that matter. The race is held over there only because of glamorous tradition and money involved.
Posted Jun 02 2016 - 02:37 PM
Posted Jun 11 2016 - 08:15 AM
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