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fkqmz
01 Mar 11 20:24
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after several recent speights of particularly insane behaviour, namely "the medals system" and choosing to appear in that slightly bizarre watch advert, there follows this:-

http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/42110.html

which, for the lazy is an article about Bernie claiming track side sprinklers are a good idea

(insert head in hands man here)

ok so i can appreciate that the majority of the forum will think its a great idea Cry, and as a purist im always going to disagree with this, but do those who disagree not think that this would be a bit like having christmas every weekend? it wouldnt be the same if you knew it was going to rain every week.

i also cant help but feel that the wet races can be somewhat random, and if every race was wet, theres a fair chance that the best man may not end up winning or indeed anywhere near the championship. this would be a travesty and would surely damage the integrity of the sport.

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By:
Help2
When: 01 Mar 11 20:32
i like the one with random wet tracks.. Its always nice to see wet tracks, more crashes and its always more exciting.[;)]
By:
fkqmz
When: 01 Mar 11 21:04
Cry anyone else

Laugh
By:
bb66
When: 02 Mar 11 00:34
yes, it's more exciting, but a lot of excitement comes from unpredictibility of weather circumstances. Anyone with stats on weather conditions in races during last 3 years, I think up to 1/3 was not completely dry races, that's a fair amount for me. I don't agree though, that not the best drivers would win in wet races, apart from one or another rain specialists (who fairly lacked consistency) always the best drivers won in wet conditions (Senna, Schu, Vettel in recent decades).
By:
fkqmz
When: 02 Mar 11 15:56
one or another rain specialists (who fairly lacked consistency)

yes this is exactly the point, if every race is wet these drivers will find more consistancy and its false. it isnt real it would be manufactured by false weather. that isnt fair.
By:
Pounf
When: 03 Mar 11 10:01
To make it entertaining,

1 Each driver 45 mins before the race has to drink a bottle of vodka and 2 pints of Newcastle Brown Ale, then the start of the race done the old fashioned way, when they have to run across the track jump in the cars and start their engines.

2 The faster cars will be at the back on the new style starting grid.

3 If a driver makes a pit stop he has to eat a full English Breakfast.

4 Oily water will be randomly sprayed without warning.
By:
npiquet
When: 03 Mar 11 19:50
5. 'random' selection of cars for weight test during race
By:
ocukstinky
When: 05 Mar 11 13:28
Pounf you sir are a genius Laugh
By:
Pounf
When: 06 Mar 11 00:34
I was toying with making all tracks have a figure of 8 configuration as well
By:
fkqmz
When: 06 Mar 11 09:13
presumably with no bridge/underpass wither so the cars just hadto cross each other?
By:
thebandit
When: 06 Mar 11 16:16
or how about cars having ejector seets and strategically placed explosives to blow parts of the car off???
By:
GPT
When: 06 Mar 11 17:20
Should really consider a joker lap(s) like Rallycross
By:
ocukstinky
When: 06 Mar 11 17:38
You mean Speedway..?
By:
GPT
When: 07 Mar 11 11:55
No rallycross where they have to take a different longer route once in a race I think they call it the joker lap.
By:
ocukstinky
When: 07 Mar 11 13:02
Ahh I'd only really seen old British Rallycross videos with people like Will Gollop, Martin Schanche etc.
By:
baracouda30
When: 22 Mar 11 15:04
Maybe they could have a lottery after qualifying (say with 5 balls in a bag) and one of those balls was a 'reverse grid' ball which, if pulled out, meant the grid was reversed. On average, 3 to 4 races a season would have this.

If it happened at Monaco it would be interesting!
By:
haylo
When: 22 Mar 11 17:02
spikes on wheels, like in Grease.

and watching what happened with Massa being hit with bombs from the back of Barrichello's car, reminded me of Mario carts, make that a permanent thing
By:
fkqmz
When: 23 Mar 11 08:21
you sick fk, you see this is what happens when retards enter any debate about F1!
By:
TonyTodd
When: 23 Mar 11 15:25
Why dont they just use cars with no electical aids whatsoever like they used to. [smiley:crazy]
By:
sxp123
When: 24 Mar 11 19:25
in haylo's defence it has been statistically proven that most viewers turn off after the first lap as they only waanted to see trouble because after the first lap it's get in line to the finish line
By:
haylo
When: 24 Mar 11 19:31
ha, so true SXP, oh so true.

Face it, F1 is dying like the heavyweight division in boxing.

Routine after the first lap as SXP says.

So called 'champions' like Fernando Alonso who cannot pass a team mate so has to beg his bosses over the radio to kindley move the car in front out of the way.

F1 needs a huge makeover, I don't think that wet tracks is the answer, as said below the drivers will acclimatise and so would prove fun for 3 or 4 races at most.

The only other way is to make all cars the same, which will never happen due to money.

@Fkqmz - I deeply apologise if my comment below has offended you or the people closest to you, if you want to come to London so we can hug it out, please message me.Love
By:
fkqmz
When: 24 Mar 11 20:49
wheres this nut come from?

wherever it is you're clearly mentally disturbed! i will however enjoy laughing whilst quoting the above post on sunday after an estimated 600 million people watch a classic season opener

clearly a sport dying on its feet [smiley:crazy]
By:
haylo
When: 24 Mar 11 20:56
you're clearly emotionally involved with the sport, fair enough, and I see my olive branch of peace was ko'd

I truly hope to share your excitement when Vettel leads at the opening corner and is tailed to the line by alonso back in second, who started second, and Webber in third, who started fourth, but who passed hamilton in the pit lane when hamilton's team took 11 seconds instead of 10 seconds to change the tyres.
By:
fkqmz
When: 25 Mar 11 11:42
Laugh youll eat your words sunshine, go and do some homework on what your talking about and come back
By:
Pounf
When: 25 Mar 11 12:13
I love F1 , best cure for insomnia ever.
By:
haylo
When: 29 Mar 11 09:25
what a race.

vettel (1) finishing 1st

hamilton (2) coming second.

gripping, i repeat, gripping stuff
By:
TonyTodd
When: 29 Mar 11 09:27
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what a race.

vettel (1) finishing 1st

hamilton (2) coming second.

gripping, i repeat, gripping stuff

Watch Motogp or world superbikes instead, its more entertaining.
By:
sxp123
When: 29 Mar 11 09:30
fkqmz - a real advert for the sport there.....

i agree with Todd. Superbikes so much better
By:
baracouda30
When: 29 Mar 11 09:56
I'm no fan of croquet, yachting, badminton or crown green bowls yet I don't feel the need to go onto forums telling everyone about it.

If you don't like F1, don't watch it. It really is that simple.
By:
TonyTodd
When: 29 Mar 11 10:38
I like crown green bowls, plus its more entertaining than F1 tbf. [;)]
By:
Pounf
When: 29 Mar 11 10:46
Baracouda - Yes, but its enjoyable to poke fun at the F1 officianados who really cant conceive just how dull (after Lap 1) the sport is. My best mate loves F1, and goes purple with anger when I dare to criticise, it just makes me do it more.
By:
haylo
When: 29 Mar 11 13:06
there was more overtaking in the boat race the other day.

it is awkward when you see people in ferrari shirts crying through joy when alonso wins a race.

Its like me crying when the Rock won the WWE title. its fake.

Senna was the last of the great characters in that sport, it dies with him.

R.I.P Confused
By:
haylo
When: 29 Mar 11 13:08
I realise looking at it, that the blue line in the face in my pic below is a question mark and not a tear as I first thought when posting.

clears up the confusion. Confused
By:
baracouda30
When: 29 Mar 11 14:00
But if you like a sport, you like it. You don't sit down and agonise about why, you just do.

Overtaking (or lack of it) is cited by people as a reason to dislike F1. Fair enough. I wouldn't mind more of it, but it doesn't stop me watching it. There's more to it than that if you are an 'afficionado', just like people who don't really understand cricket will watch a T20 game rather than a test match.
By:
GPT
When: 29 Mar 11 14:19
Where's this tony todd idiot come from?
By:
TonyTodd
When: 29 Mar 11 14:52
Whats wrong GPT? Dont you like me because my knowledge is far superior than yours? Dont worry mate Britains got talent will be back on soon Im sure.
By:
Pounf
When: 29 Mar 11 14:58
Bara - Couldnt agree more, but the people I like to wind up, are the ones who are convinced its the most exciting sport on the planet !
The intricacies of wondering how a tyre will perform, or pit stop strategies, dont do it for a lot of people, we like to see competitiveness, overtaking, thrills and spills.
Maybe it is we who are shallow ! But it wont stop me poking fun at it, especially if it irritates!
By:
fkqmz
When: 30 Mar 11 07:04
just to clear up, let me assure you it IS you who is shallow. and what you call shallow, i call thick. btw wind ups are even less imaginative than GPT. did you grow up together at the thick farm?
By:
GPT
When: 30 Mar 11 18:05
Tried to turn over a new leaf this year and give you the benefit of doubt fzqmstinky but I'm afraid it is obvious you are a racist clueless tit.
By:
Pounf
When: 30 Mar 11 23:12
Thick ? because I find watching a procession for two hours a tad on the boring side ??

Maybe its just the opposite. My brain cant cope with mindnumbing tediousness of it, and taking the pi$$ out of the anoraks who drool over a well drilled tyre change, amuses me.
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