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March 9th, 2016, 12:20 PM   #21
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after last year I am not sure I will be back for the F1 race at COTA, might just do Monaco this year and that will be it for F1 for me this year. (Though I will be at COTA for MotoGP next month)
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Qualifying change is a good idea.

They should tweak the rule. if 9 second counter gets to nought and car to be eliminated is circulating they can finish the lap.
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Qualifying change is a good idea.

They should tweak the rule. if 9 second counter gets to nought and car to be eliminated is circulating they can finish the lap.
Haven't you heard?
No one likes it, it was a resounding fail, it's been scrapped and back to old formula.
I thought it was daft.
F1 is daft.
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F1 is dull dull dull. Just like the world champ. No characters anymore apart from raikonen
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today's F1 qualifying was the worst thing I have seen in F1 in some time, thank goodness MotoGP was on today!
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The qualifying change was an absolute fuck-up.

I hope it's gone for round 2.

It was another stupid change for the sake of change.

Never saw a series that just fucks up year after year with stupid decisions.
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March 19th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #27
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Different note, no real surprise both Mercedes are 1-2 on the grid again.

Ferrari probably will win a race or two this year, but it's going to be a Mercedes romp to the finish. I'm hoping that Rosberg has gone back to setting his car up for the race rather than qualifying the way he did last year till it was too late.
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I tried to give the new formula a chance. I have hates it more every year. I don't have cable, so I used to watch the races at my in laws, but I can't be bothered to try and make the trip anymore. For those that do enjoy it, something like our videopass would be nice.
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I tried to give the new formula a chance. I have hates it more every year. I don't have cable, so I used to watch the races at my in laws, but I can't be bothered to try and make the trip anymore. For those that do enjoy it, something like our videopass would be nice.
The formula was a horrifically bad switch, but F1 has been on a straight line to this dumb fucking formula for awhile.

High comedy was the introduction of new engines and then capping the number of engines a team could use at 5. Never before raced engines of a complexity never seen and you cap the number allowed to be used? lol

F1 will never do a video pass the way GP has done as long as Ecclestone is alive. He doesn't believe in digital content and internet delivery. I had a YouTube account banned for posting full races...meanwhile a sports league like the NBA encourages such things as it promotes the sport at large.

But the real kicker with this formula, Mercedes spent 3 years building their power unit and spent around $1.5 billion on it. The other teams were not willing to spend that money or didn't take it seriously....Renault in particular. That's why we have this massive gap between Mercedes and everyone else. Then even better was freezing in-season engine development which created a situation where no one had a chance in hell to catch up.

Even better was, the formula change was supposed to represent a cost savings...lol.
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F1 is dull dull dull. Just like the world champ. No characters anymore apart from raikonen

To be fair you could say the same about motorcycle racing too, especially at MotoGP/WSBK, you get a few characters in the Irish road racing scene like Michael Dunlop and Guy Martin but top level short circuit riders are generally very media trained and say the right thing.
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