No matter how great Max drives I'll never compliment
him. He's a dirty driver with no class. I think my F1 days
are nearing a end.
I agree Dare although MV seems to be improving I think?
I also agree about my F1 days nearly being over as the direction Liberty seem to want to go is taking F1 away from its core values it become far too complicated and needs to go back to V8's with no turbo's or electrickery!
This is the crux of the debate, what ARE F1's core values?
Historically, it was to make the fastest car using a specific engine formula. They made sure that the formula allowed for fast cars, but not absurdly fast.
Then they added rules for aerodynamics (and ground effects)
Then they added rules for safety.
Then they added rules for cost cutting.
At no point was the 'core' of F1 running noisy V8s. I understand the visceral thrill of it, but you can get that at any weekend drag strip if that's what you really want. I don't have a problem with the engine formula being quiet and electrified. That's the future of automotive technology. If F1 stops being 'cars' and becomes something archaic, like horse racing, that's a decision that has to be made. Certainly no one blames Football for being irrelevant to daily life, F1 doesn't need to be 'road relevant' if they don't want to.
I'd love to see the sport give teams a freer hand in designing the cars. Safety has to come first, but besides that, if the cars can corner at top speed, that might provide an interesting show. It will certainly be a new set of skills on the drivers.