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Author Topic: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!  (Read 5113 times)

Offline Scott

Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2015, 12:51:28 PM »
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  • Me too...Kimi the most popular driver in F1?  Sorry to break your bubble Lewis.

    Sadly lacking from the questions were anything to do with revenue distribution or at least keeping it in the sport and not letting it get sucked out.
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #16 on: July 03, 2015, 01:11:18 PM »
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  • I think the GPDA thought that went into "too much commercialism". Probably not a fair assumption, but I can sort of see it - if people have a vague sense that too many people are in it for the money and not the fun, any entity that is there only for the money, and taking money out accordingly, is bound to be implicitly included in the criticism.

    I still want to know how the stratified sample worked...
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #17 on: July 03, 2015, 03:03:06 PM »
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  • Isn't it the general perception about F1 with numbers. The stake holders are aware of pretty well. but I wonder will it ever reach to their brain to consider let alone implementation.

    The TV viewer loosing due to move pay channel is alarming to say the least, and I am surprised to see Kimi on top

    I'm not.  Lotus was still selling Kimi branded merchandise at the Canadian GP.

    The only driver support I saw in any large amount were for Kimi, Vettel and Hamilton

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #18 on: July 03, 2015, 03:05:18 PM »
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  • Me too...Kimi the most popular driver in F1?  Sorry to break your bubble Lewis.

    Sadly lacking from the questions were anything to do with revenue distribution or at least keeping it in the sport and not letting it get sucked out.

    The fans shouldn't have to worry about the economics of the sport, nor should the GPDA.

    All we want is value for our money.  Where the money goes after we pay it shouldn't matter.

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #19 on: July 03, 2015, 04:39:52 PM »
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  • One of the oldest sayings in racing:

    Speed is money. How fast do you want to spend?

    I don't want to have to worry about the money in F1. When good teams & great venues are leaving the sport for lack of money, while a few people are making Midas money off of it, I have to worry about it.
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    Offline Steve A.

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #20 on: July 03, 2015, 07:04:58 PM »
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  • The survey said that 70% of fans wanted refuelling,  today the team bosses decided not to reintroduce refueling. I think the survey was a bit irrelevant but it looks like it was pointless.

    Offline J.Clark

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #21 on: July 03, 2015, 08:45:09 PM »
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  • The results are indeed interesting; however, noting that some of you who took the survey have indicated there was no place for additional comments, and not seeing any of the issues many of us discuss in forums, it seems a bit of pat on the back thing for the GPDA.

    It does not appear from from the posted results that there was much asked about how to make it better.
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    Offline Steve A.

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #22 on: July 03, 2015, 10:26:39 PM »
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  • I received an email after filling out the survey survey, I made my comments then on the lack of relevant questions and lack of opportunity to make comments of any sort. I do doubt it was read, or even seen.

    Offline Scott

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #23 on: July 04, 2015, 06:42:53 AM »
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  • I received an email after filling out the survey survey, I made my comments then on the lack of relevant questions and lack of opportunity to make comments of any sort. I do doubt it was read, or even seen.

    Ditto
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    Offline Irisado

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #24 on: July 06, 2015, 11:09:06 AM »
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  • The survey said that 70% of fans wanted refuelling,  today the team bosses decided not to reintroduce refueling. I think the survey was a bit irrelevant but it looks like it was pointless.

    Which calls into question the historical knowledge of some of the people who responded in my view.  Refuelling didn't 'spice up the show' in any way.  All it did do was create overtaking in the pits, which was not very inspiring.  It's not something that should return.
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #25 on: July 06, 2015, 12:41:19 PM »
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  • I've followed F1 for over 50 years & I think refueling added to race. It not only added to the strategy aspect of the race, we didn't have the first part of the race run with overweight cars waddling around like overfed geese.
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    Offline Scott

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #26 on: July 06, 2015, 01:46:25 PM »
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  • Refuelling gave us cars with a variety of weights on the same lap, which added to on track action at least as much as DRS does.
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    Offline J.Clark

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #27 on: July 06, 2015, 03:38:16 PM »
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  • I too am a fan of refueling.  It played heavily in the strategy side of things for many races.

    It allowed for someone to run light, or heavy in qualifying (having to start with the fuel in the car) and have an impact on finishing position, especially when added to tire management.

    F1, unlike some other motorsports, has had nearly no injuries due to refueling - none that I can recall in my more than 60 years of following it.
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    Offline Jericoke

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #28 on: July 06, 2015, 04:29:18 PM »
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  • I too am a fan of refueling.  It played heavily in the strategy side of things for many races.

    It allowed for someone to run light, or heavy in qualifying (having to start with the fuel in the car) and have an impact on finishing position, especially when added to tire management.

    F1, unlike some other motorsports, has had nearly no injuries due to refueling - none that I can recall in my more than 60 years of following it.

    Everyone wants the drivers to be more responsible for the race, but putting refueling strategy in the mix turns the race results back to the pit walls, not the cockpit.  (I don't have a problem with races being decided from the pitwall, just pointing out the contradiction)

    F1 doesn't have to wait for a serious injury before deciding something is dangerous.  Being lucky isn't a valid safety strategy.  I agree that they're very good at keeping fueling safe, and there's room to make it safer, and that risk is an inherent part of the sport. 

    Personally, I'd let the GPDA decide which risks they're willing to take.  If the drivers want refueling, then yes. If they don't, then no.

    Offline Scott

    Re: The GPDA Wants YOUR Opinion of F1!
    « Reply #29 on: July 06, 2015, 09:43:57 PM »
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  • I don't want the drivers to be more responsible for the race, in fact I would prefer if plenty of control was handed back to the pit wall.  I want the driver less distracted by the tech of the car and more concentrated on taking that wonderful tech to and sometimes over the limit.  Making them do math while driving the cars at speed is not why I watch F1.  I want them to manage their steering and pedal input into the car and leave the rest to the teams.  An F1 driver should be about raw skill and talent, not academics.
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