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27 May 12 14:44
Date Joined: 09 Sep 06
| Topic/replies: 132 | Blogger: xnada's blog
The once great Monaco Grand Prix and F1 in general is supposed to be about fast cars and fast drivers racing is now reduced to a travesty of mere tire degradation management because the control freak technocrats who run the sport have thousands of pages of rules and regulations the teams have to follow that don’t allow for any innovation.

The only rules should be the cars can be a max of x mm long and x mm wide, meet driver safety and environmental standards and no remote control of the cars setting from the pits. Now go as fast as you can!

Then we would have the great manufactures back in like Honda, Ford and BMW innovating and really racing each other. Right now its compromise what would be faster designs to meet arbitrary regulations, if you come up with anything new F1 will disallow it and only drive at 90% because you have to use these bad slow tires.
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Report catfleppo May 27, 2012 4:40 PM BST
Agreed, it messed up Monaco but the other races have been improved.  The tyres are too fussy though and making too big an impact on the result.
Report Zazu May 27, 2012 7:53 PM BST
barring driver error its impossible to overtake at monaco.

got nothing to do with pirelli. no idea what were people expecting today Confused
Report xnada May 28, 2012 1:58 AM BST
@ Zazu at least for the drivers to be able to give something like 100% for large parts of the race. In other words I expect racing.

But how frustrating it is to see the drivers not be able to give 100% because of over regulation is exactly what the engineers have to put up with all the time. They cant innovate or make the fastest cars possible because of over regulation.

So not the fastest cars possible AND not being driven as fast as even they can go. That's not good racing.
Report Help2 May 28, 2012 5:30 PM BST
the tires do not matter at Monoco, you cannot pass anybody! See button-kovalinen...Cool button was way faster, but was stuck behind him for the entire race.
Report catflappo May 28, 2012 9:46 PM BST
Zazu, in previous years I've been thrilled by the inboard shots of drivers flat out round Monaco.  My favourite was button chasing trulli, the shots were amazing.  Ok they can't overtake but at least let them race at full speed.
Report Zazu May 29, 2012 10:04 AM BST
i think people are looking back with rose tinted glassess

before DRS and pirelli came along they couldnt overtake anywhere!!
Report xnada May 30, 2012 4:01 AM BST
Help and Zazu. I never once mentioned overtaking or the lack of it. What I am complaining about is in the original post
Report Zazu May 30, 2012 8:27 AM BST
The big manufacturers arent in a rush to join and thats not just to do with regulations and tyres

honda spunked billions, toyota spunked even more!! ford are broke. none of them want to spend £200million a year to try and be competitive

Im not a huge fan of dodgy tyres creating good racing but its still better than a 2hr procession each week
Report xnada June 2, 2012 3:34 PM BST
Toyota spent millons developing a different kind of engine for there F1 car. FIA didn't allow it "make one like everyone else please, here are the specs to meet" Red bull or someone did the thing with the exhaust creating down force FIA "not allowed" ...
Report Chance June 2, 2012 10:34 PM BST
Well to be frank Monaco is a showpiece event that attracts a viewership and is a convenient place to attract busines. As a racetrack its a glorious anachronism, and not in the Spa sense of the word it just isn't a reliable venue for racing, for spectacle yes but for racing no.
It been like that for longer than most people have been watching it really, wasn't it Stirling Moss that said it was like racing your mates around the lounge on bicycles? That was in the early 1960s and the cars haven't gotten any smaller.
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