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2014 Season

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Craig Stevenson, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    I've not watched F1 for the last one & a half seasons (it got boring and Sky took over), I've just seen the BBC Ad for this season and they must be living on a different planet, it says F1 has "gone back to the drawing board and talks about old school racing", so off I toddle to the F1 site to find Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) replacing KERS,
    The DRS slot is also bigger than in 2013, really don't know where they get "Old School" from cos that is more of the same silly push button to overtake crap from last season.

    And then there is double drivers’ and constructors’ points will be awarded at the final race of the Formula One season - Abu Dhabi for 2014 - in order to maximise focus on the championship until the end of the campaign.

    Sad, so very Sad, Ecclestone and the FIA should hang their heads in shame for what they have done to F1 :mad:
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  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    It's not going to change any time soon.
    So you either go with it or you don't.
  3. WEC, Moto GP and road racing like the Isle of Man, Northwest 200 etc. are all above F1 in my eyes.
  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    A bit extreme!
  5. Meh, I was about to give up on F1 this year, but with the unpredictable nature of it now, I will give it one last go.
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  6. I am just glad F1 is back.....

    Can't hear me....



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  7. Mohameddo-san

    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    I hope Red Bull struggles for most of the season. :sneaky:
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  8. They won't....
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  9. But you never know.... ;)
  10. Perhaps, but it's just what I feel in relation to F1's current state of health. It's been shooting itself in the foot way too much lately..

    But as for road racing, that will always be the pinnacle of motorsport. I've never seen anything like it.
  11. I try to tell myself that GP2 is like F1 95-05 (no (K)ERS, DRS and simple aero) if you just combine the two races. It is hard though when you know there are better drivers somewhere else.

    Thanks to the internet the tintop series are easier to follow (ADAC GT).
  12. Personally I think the new cars suck, They messed them up and one major thing is they screwed up the *Iconic* Sounds of the F1. It will never be as enjoyable to watch especially in person. The roaring high output powerhouse sounds they use to make were all part of why people enjoyed watching those cars amongst other things.

    Did you notice the one car owner in the practicing session at AUS this year talking to the camera mentioning and saying *Where's all the sounds*?? because many people like him including myself enjoyed the sounds because it made F1 what it use to be. You didn't have to see a car at all but if you heard one then you just knew what it was and it's speed on the track just by the sound as it went by.. To hear that power screaming out the rear end as it went by just said: FORMULA 1 BABY!!! and that's as simple as it gets.

    These new sounds sound like 4 stroke dirt bikes! It sucks cause they will never sound anywhere near as good as they use too.

    Everything just seems to be going to hell now-a-days.

    Here's a quick reference to the sounds of the real F1's,.... Never forget!

  13. Go watch the stupid INDY CAR series like all the other's that moan about F1
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  14. There is a solution. In "NASCAR SPRINT CUP" they built a thing called the chase.
    The top 10 cars go into the final 10 races with a mathematical formula of points deffosit from the points leader (2nd -X,3rd -Y,4th-Z).
    so all 10 drivers have a shot at the tittle. (All tittle cars are marked with orange numbers) So its like a playoff series for the world championship.
    Plus non contenders are in the mix.

    It would need tweaking for F1 but would work.:ninja::ninja::ninja:
  15. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    I wouldn't watch that garbage if you paid me!, I'll stick to MotoGP, Superbikes, BTCC & WTCC for the time being.
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  16. Alberto Casado

    Alberto Casado
    Premium Member

    Uf, I have been looking at the new regs in MotoGP... if the double points in F1 seem artificial the mess in MotoGP this year is epic. Different fuel limits, tyres, number of engines... depending on how many times you go to podium!
  17. This is not racing any more. Drivers are instructed by the engineers when to drive fast (actually never), when to save fuel, when to save tyres, when to look after electric power. The sound of the new 1.6 litre V6 turbo-engines is practically non-existent.
    It's like watching an badly coded PC f1 race game.
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  18. Craig Stevenson

    Craig Stevenson
    Premium Member

    Is there much top class motorsport out there (on TV) that hasn't been doctored in some way?, BTCC has reverse grids and weight penalties, F1 is basically Mario Carts, Indy Car is 2 lap sprints between yellow flags and includes silly ovals, WTCC has DRS etc.

    Some of the finest racing I watched last year was in the BTCC support races, the Clio's and Ginetta Juniors in particular putting their peers and F1 to shame.
  19. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Formula E will be in ITV soon.

    Intrigued by that, but the first track layout I've seen is awful.

    Straight, 90 degree turn, straight, chicane, straight, 90 degree turn, repeat.

  20. Soo... Singapore, basically :laugh:
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