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It used to be exciting
Motor racing - Formula 1
Member Name: darren55
Motor racing - Formula 1
Advantages: setting pole
Disadvantages: no overtaking, fuel stop strategies
Formula one is the top car racing series fought out between the top drivers, top cars, engineers, and fought over 16-18 tracks all around the world. The series has created legends such as Stirling Moss, Niki Lauda, Senna, Mansell, Schumacher, Jim Clarke and Lewis Hamilton along with legendary car manufacturers such as Ferarri, McLaren, Willians, Lotus and Renault.
However, this review is more of a lament of a fan of long ago about the lack of excitement currently on show in the modern formula one racing. The cars are too fast, they never overtake and a particular bug bear of mine is the fuel stop strategies which for me has taken the fun away from watching a race because you never know how much fuel each car is carrying. This for me takes away the pleasure of watching two drivers dicing with each other knowing that they have equivalent car conditions. There for me seems a lack of real racing, it feels more like a technical sport rather than an edge of the seat kind of race. I almost feel at the moment that formula one has become something to watch in a scientific or technical way rather than a racing way.
Finally you know your in trouble when the most exciting part of the whole weekend is watching the rather complicated pole positon programme. Pole is determined by twenty cars trying to set as fast a time as possible, then the slowest five are dropped and the times are scrubbed and the pole is started again, then the next five until the last ten make the last fifteen minutes and the fastest in that session is on pole. Confused? Yes and that for me is the best part of the weekend, in fact I've almost stopped watching the grand prixs because little or nothing of exciting happens.
Formula one for me at the moment is perfect for a ten minute synopsis of the grand prix because not enough happens to make the whole grand prix worth watching.
Summary: Needs to be made more racing less a technical test
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