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PierreLaRogue
16 Mar 14 06:43
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Wow i thought id watch the first race of this season and see if things have improved, but nope they've gotten worse, these cars sound horrible and look slow, 1.6L turbos??? F1 has turned from a manly sport into some metrosexual garbage.
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Report PierreLaRogue March 16, 2014 6:52 AM GMT
Seriously its like watching F1 shaped touring cars, who watches this garbage?
Report Zazu March 16, 2014 7:47 AM GMT
really slowly...would lap a Bugatti Veyron about 5 times Laugh
Report Burton-Brewers March 16, 2014 7:57 AM GMT
get used to the sound Pierre because it will be in your high st in 3 years
Report fkqmz March 28, 2014 3:42 PM GMT
the inconvenient truth of this one is that F1 as it was was totally irrelevant to the real world and the motoring industry - it needed to die! new F1 brings the sport back to what its meant to be - a showcase for groundbreaking technology which actually moves motoring forward. Its not about going as fast as possible, its not about making as much noise as possible. No - in the 21st century, its all about making sure that when the oil runs out we can still get around with the speed and comfort we're used to. I wish idiots like Pierre rather than standing in the way of progress, would just buy a ticket for a classic F1 event, go and have a w@@@@@nk over the noise and the smell of it and leave proper F1 to get on with what its supposed to be doing! Thanks
Report bb66 March 28, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
People watching F1 for the noise it produces are idiotsCry
Report Zazu March 28, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
fkqmz Joined: 16 May 07
Replies: 3153 28 Mar 14 15:42   
it needed to die! new F1 brings the sport back to what its meant to be - a showcase for groundbreaking technology which actually moves motoring forward. Its not about going as fast as possible, its not about making as much noise as possible. No - in the 21st century, its all about making sure that when the oil runs out we can still get around with the speed and comfort we're used to.



Got to disagree a bit. Engines needed to change to keep the manufacturers interested but as a series its worse than last year.

In Oz they were 3 seconds a lap slower than last year and 6 seconds slower than 10 years ago Mischief
When reliability becomes bulletproof, Mercedes will easily 1-2 most races. The safety car flattered the field in Oz and they were still nearly 30 seconds behind.



bb66 28 Mar 14 16:44 
People watching F1 for the noise it produces are idiots


Sound is very important if you go the races.
Report bb66 March 30, 2014 11:46 AM BST
what really makes it boring, there is almost no real racing, last year it was due to tyres, this year it's even worse with fuelCry
Report mesmerised March 30, 2014 12:11 PM BST
Yep, something really needs to be done to bring all of these cars closer together, procession and dull noise not helping one bit.
Report bb66 March 30, 2014 12:43 PM BST
racing should be drivers pushing each other and their cars to the limit, can't see it even near that
Report Pounf March 30, 2014 9:25 PM BST
Drivers should be made to drink half a bottle of vodka and 6 bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale an hour before the race....you watch the viewing figures then
Report ocukstinky March 30, 2014 9:37 PM BST
Surely that'd make Kimi drive better!
Report Zazu March 31, 2014 2:52 PM BST
surely no F1 wants to keep being shown a fuel used graphic Cry
Report Zazu March 31, 2014 2:52 PM BST
surely no F1 wants to keep being shown a fuel used graphic Cry
Report dom888 April 6, 2014 11:48 AM BST
At Formula1.com you can't see live timing split times anymore. Only green and purple dots. Silly.
Report Zazu April 6, 2014 1:08 PM BST
Not silly if youre Bernie and want to charge £7.49 for a live timing app
Report bb66 April 6, 2014 6:03 PM BST
good racing after SC (with Merc a class above the rest), but that showed fuel rule is responsible for boredomSad
Report Java April 6, 2014 7:47 PM BST
The Mercs are absurdly ahead of the field.  How the comms were waxing lyrical about a wonderful race is beyond me.  I'll pop back in 2015 and see if there is an exciting season to be had!
Report Zazu April 6, 2014 11:34 PM BST
Thought it was a pretty decent race tbh Would be miles better if they went flat out every lap though


Mercs are miles ahead but they were flattered at the end because they were on fresh tyres. Ladbrokes were 20/1 on Friday Merc win every race...
Report Help2 April 7, 2014 6:59 PM BST
actually the Bahrain race was good, many overtakings.. only thing missing is rain:)Excited
Report Help2 April 7, 2014 7:00 PM BST
Mercs are miles ahead but they were flattered at the end because they were on fresh tyres. Ladbrokes were 20/1 on Friday Merc win every race..

i doubt merc will win every race, the other teams will catch up.. i hope!Love
Report bix April 8, 2014 10:21 AM BST
I would agree totally that F1 as a sport is finished and this thread goes a long way to show why. Only one very brief mention of a driver ( a human being!). It's now about tyres, fuel, noise, computors and rules and regs about the dimensions of the car. The general public lost interest long ago and no longer are prepared to watch one and a half hours of machines going round a track while being told by media and commentators that this tedium is actually exciting and glamorous stuff. The real highlights seem to be those thrilling tyre changes and pit stops which says it all. Even Bernie left before the end of Bahrein and without this marketing genius F1 will struggle even more.
From a sporting point of view if you only watch the first and last 2 laps you'll not haved missed much.
F1 is though a fascinating product, makes great reading and the science and techology is very interesting but it surely is no longer a sport.

In the UK, sports recognition is managed by Sport England, Sport Nothern Ireland, Sport Scotland, Sport Wales and Sport UK. The legislation that is used to determine what is a sport is the Council of Europe's European Sports Charter 1993, which says...

"Sport means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels."
Report rubhahunish April 8, 2014 12:06 PM BST
Also am I wrong in thinking that all the excitement in Bahrain (barring the French loon going temporarily blind) was between team mates and looked ever so slightly staged?
Report Zazu April 8, 2014 9:47 PM BST
Even Bernie left before the end of Bahrein and without this marketing genius F1 will struggle even more.

He always leave before the end of races



rubhahunish Joined: 12 Feb 08
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Also am I wrong in thinking that all the excitement in Bahrain (barring the French loon going temporarily blind) was between team mates and looked ever so slightly staged?
 

Some decent battles between Williams and Force India

I think the main problem is tyres. Overtaking far too easy if on different strategies
Report rubhahunish April 8, 2014 10:21 PM BST
Weren't the Mercedes on different strategies?

Rosberg's "blah de blah that was NOT on" sounded like amateur dramaticals
Report bix April 9, 2014 9:08 AM BST
I think the main problem is tyres.

From a sporting point of view it doesn't get more exciting than that.

To get the imagination and interest of the public it needs to be about people not tyres. Yes the OP is right; F1 is finished.
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