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Author Topic: Who has a chance in F1  (Read 284 times)

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Re: Who has a chance in F1
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 11:24:22 AM »
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  • Can't see a solution to the problem, ever since the Cosworth dominated era F1 has always had First Division v the rest. sometimes it was because of better chassis or engines but mostly because of money. Liberty makes big statements about keeping the history of F1 alive, well F1 has always had haves and have-nots, level playing field has never really applied. 

    The tobacco Barons were King makers for a long time, works status was not as essential then but over time motor industry backing has become a must again.

    To me it's almost returned to it's roots, car makers dominated the first ever race and season in 1950.

    Now it's gone full circle so I guess it's gonna take another bout of boredom from the OEMs or a new breed of garagistas to start the wheel turning again.

    My big fear is the rule makers will overreact and turn the wheel back to the days when they required F2 cars to make up the grid, or worse still....... make it a one make/engine series.  :o :o :o

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    Re: Who has a chance in F1
    « Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »
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  • How many F1 seasons have had more than 3 teams competing for the title?  In the past reliability was the only way for most teams to make the podium.

    However, there is plenty of way to make the sport 'fair'.  I know we've discussed it in the past, but why not go again:  all North American sports leagues are aware of the importance of competition and have rules in place to ensure that all teams have a 'fair shot'.  F1 is the only sport I watch which is structured to ensure that the strong teams get stronger.  In racing money is the best way to create speed, and by giving the fastest teams the most money well... what a surprise, the teams finish in the order of the amount of prize money they have.

    The next Concorde needs to split the money amongst the teams evenly.  No bonus for winning. No bonus for being there a very long time.  Just an equal share.  From there teams can raise sponsorships how they please, and naturally winning will attract bigger sponsors, but that's not the only way to raise money.

    It is true this might alienate Ferrari, and may alienate large corporations with shareholders who want to see that guaranteed money rolling in.  Good.  If you're only in F1 for your share of the Concorde then don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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    Re: Who has a chance in F1
    « Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 05:41:31 PM »
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  • Three is actually much better than it's been in recent years. For many years the only question was who would be second behind Schumi/Ferrari, Vettel/RBR or Hamilton/Merc.
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