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  1. IMO Vettel's win in the Toro Rosso was no better then Button's in Hungary 2006. Both benefited from the quicker teams having terrible days and both were in similar conditions.

    Of course I'm probably being bias being a Button fan but I can't see why Vettel's win could be considered any greater.
  2. fIsince08 said:
    VetteIfan said:
    fIsince08 said:
    The sooner F1 is run by a fan group the better. Maybe run it like the FIA where a fan is elected as president every so often.

    I'd say:
    Abandon double points
    Introduce a cost cap (maybe somewhere around Force India's budget)
    Ban Tilke
    Remove some Tilke dromes
    All races are free to air across the world

    That'd make a decent start.

    As Tom kind of hints at, nice ideas, but rather vague. For example, It's all well and good to just say "Introduce a cost cap", but if you could come up with a way to enforce and police a budget cap that could satisfactorily cover all the teams, I'm sure the FIA would hire you immediately.
    Football manages to run FFP rules well, run it like that. All team's accounts have to be submitted to the FIA at the end of the season. If they don't meet the requirements, instant disqualification from the championship.
    Clearly you are unaware how difficult it is to implement cost caps in F1.
  3. AMS97KRR said:
     I wish F1 had some sort of reward system like Football does. Like in football, the top 5 positions are all European spots for the following season. Now obviously we can't have a champions league type thing in F1, but it would be cool to add some kind of reward for finishing in the top 3/4/5 so that in seasons like this, where 1st and 2nd are all but a conclusion already, something is still going on that matters to the fans that like other drivers. 

    I don't have a clue what it could be, but it might be a decent idea to try something. Because as soon as you get a year like 2011 or 2013, audiences switch off and don't care anymore. Any thoughts or suggestions?

    F1 teams have a money incentive already, its not like they just accept if they're gonna finished 5th, 6th or 7th. They're always pushing to grab one higher spot and besides, its never going to be as interesting for the audience watching teams fight for 5th place in the constructors compared to 1st.
  4. Yeah, that's why Jean Todt is trying to introduce cost capping through regulations rather than through an actual cost cap, its ridiculously hard to force and the top teams are against it and can veto it out.

    Banning Tilke would  also be ridiculously unfair. As far as I'm aware there's strict regulations when constructing a track to F1 standards and he's only done what he's been allowed to do.

    There aren't actually many Tilke drones I'd remove in my opinion. India would obviously go but the only other track I'd think of removing would be China but that's about it. The rest are ok and we've yet to see what kind of spectacle Sochi offers.

    I can't comment on races being free to air because I have almost no knowledge on the money situation of the sport :/


  5. fIsince08 said:
    The sooner F1 is run by a fan group the better. Maybe run it like the FIA where a fan is elected as president every so often.

    I'd say:
    Abandon double points
    Introduce a cost cap (maybe somewhere around Force India's budget)
    Ban Tilke
    Remove some Tilke dromes
    All races are free to air across the world

    That'd make a decent start.
    Sadly the majority of those things listed would be extremely problematic to do.
  6. I'd be surprised if he picked a Honda engine and he won't be able to get a Mercedes engine as all the other teams with bigger reputations will fight out for the vacancy from Mclaren going to Honda engines. I don't know out of Ferrari or Lotus which one he would chose. I can imagine the Ferrari engine being more expensive however,
  7. He'll retire and go to DTM within the next 3 seasons, if not at the end of 2015. Ron Dennis is a clever guy and he'll know partnering a rookie (Stoffel Vandoorne) and a driver only in his second season will not be ideal. Moreover Alonso repeatably said Ferrari would be the last car he drove in (of course he may change his mind but he was rather defiant previously) and I can't see any other replacements unless Vettel is getting his ass kicked by Ricciardo and wants to move :P.
  8. In the short term, yes I think Perez has got the better deal. However Mclaren have great mechanical grip but a lack of downforce so I'd expect them to be strong in places like Monaco and Canada, and in the long run I'm sure Mclaren will bounce back, especially with Whitmarsh out and Ron in.

  9. AMS97KRR said:

    AMS97KRR said:
    yugin96 said:
    AMS97KRR said:
    They will have the wrong mindset, a lack of skill when it really matters (such as Brazil 2012, Abu Dhabi 2012 where Vettel had to rescue his title fight despite the setbacks - I think an average driver would have given up to a certain extent, I don't believe Perez would have the skill and mindset to do what Vettel did).
    Funny how you bring those exact two races up. I seem to remember Vettel botching the start and then turning into Senna in Brazil (and got remarkably lucky that his car wasn't terminally damaged), and hitting a DRS board under the safety car and overtaking Grosjean while exceeding track limits in Abu Dhabi.
    Look at Webber in 2010 after his Korean GP. He wasn't the same afterwards, and he lost out as a result. That is what I am saying. 
    Ok I lied, I will say something else. Webber had an injury from the Korean GP onwards. That's what most likely affected his performance.
    That is your opinion, it may not have been that bad of an injury. Who knows. 

    I'll give you an example form another sport. Look at Moyes at United. He still has his mid table mindset, which is why right now he wont win anything IMO. It will take time for him, although I'm not convinced. You can change your mindset, but it takes time and your time might be gone when it changes.
    This is the world of formula 1 where drivers are racing at high g-force and heavy demand which you know so of course an injury will have affected his performance, its no surprise Webber dropped pace in the final few rounds when previously he was doing just fine.

    FYI, the injury was a broken shoulder and it definitely would of cost him those extra needed tenths in qualifying and the race. It may not have impacted on his overall points haul however it certainly made Vettel look that little more dominant in the final rounds.
  10. It was a broken shoulder. It certainly would of cost Webber the crucial tenth or two needed in qualifying where there are very fine margins, where the driver is facing high G-force. Any injury would of made a significant impact on a driver's performance regardless of its severity because this is Formula 1 and not Snooker or whatever.

  11. AMS97KRR said:
    yugin96 said:
    AMS97KRR said:
    They will have the wrong mindset, a lack of skill when it really matters (such as Brazil 2012, Abu Dhabi 2012 where Vettel had to rescue his title fight despite the setbacks - I think an average driver would have given up to a certain extent, I don't believe Perez would have the skill and mindset to do what Vettel did).
    Funny how you bring those exact two races up. I seem to remember Vettel botching the start and then turning into Senna in Brazil (and got remarkably lucky that his car wasn't terminally damaged), and hitting a DRS board under the safety car and overtaking Grosjean while exceeding track limits in Abu Dhabi.
    Look at Webber in 2010 after his Korean GP. He wasn't the same afterwards, and he lost out as a result. That is what I am saying. 
    Ok I lied, I will say something else. Webber had an injury from the Korean GP onwards. That's what most likely affected his performance.
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