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Lifted from the F1 thread.

 

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In my opinion, all that really needs to be said about F1 in its current state is that Bernie needs to go. If it weren't for the incompetent jerk who runs the joint, the sport would be a whole lot more exciting.

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For a minute I thought I was in the F1 thread:)

 

Ya Bernie needs to go, so does Ron Dennis and all the old guard. No more of this horsehitt about bringing back scumbags like Flav. Fubari for all there incipient famiglia squabbles actually has had it figured out for them. It's a new game and needs new players. It's a techno sport, an EA game with living beings and much more than a racing series anymore. This animal is developing into a technology management spectacle the like of which the world has never seen. Any CEO CFO CIO who ignores whats going on in F1 these days is missing out on an education HBS could never give in a million years.

 

 Is it still racing? Who knows? Really at this point who cares. Yea, roundy round fans will suffer bitter disappointment that it's not a cut an dried race by race driver by driver knock down drag out match. More an evolving process of being able to put the right parts together more often than the next team.

 

 Does that diminish F1 as the ultimate word in motor racing?  That will be up to the fans. One can hope that a new breed of fan is going to be attracted here. They will have to be because you cannot hope to grasp what is going on by watching any single race. Each race is now only a single engrenage in the whole of the F1 machine.

 

 If you pay attention and look closely enough you can see a whole lot of what is going on in the world crammed into a year of the First Formula.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. We need at least *one* motorsport with head-to-head racing of *unlimited* vehicles. No freaking rules on technology, engine size, aerodynamics, tires, fuel, etc. I'm not talking about deathrace - you can still get black-flagged for being a d!ck, but stop making the cars "equal" and "safe"!! I want jet cars, hovercraft, fly-by-wire, electromagnets - whatever!!

I think the closest races to what I want to see are both off-road: baja racing and rally racing. Even there, I would like to see it go farther with technology.
Edited by billybob_jcv - Today at 3:32 pm
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. We need at least *one* motorsport with head-to-head racing of *unlimited* vehicles. No freaking rules on technology, engine size, aerodynamics, tires, fuel, etc. I'm not talking about deathrace - you can still get black-flagged for being a d!ck, but stop making the cars "equal" and "safe"!! I want jet cars, hovercraft, fly-by-wire, electromagnets - whatever!!

I think the closest races to what I want to see are both off-road: baja racing and rally racing. Even there, I would like to see it go farther with technology.


I agree, apart from the safety bit. Motorsport's way too inconsequential to claim driver's lives (or any other life, for that matter). 

 

I completely lost about Rallying though, in what way is that sport close to "unlimited" racing ?

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I agree, apart from the safety bit. Motorsport's way too inconsequential to claim driver's lives (or any other life, for that matter). 

 

I completely lost about Rallying though, in what way is that sport close to "unlimited" racing ?


Have a look at some of the old Group B footage. Deathrace indeed

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Have a look at some of the old Group B footage. Deathrace indeed


Of course, I know about Group B, but what about nowadays ?

 

Sure, WRC cars are hellafast (in a recent interview, Kris Meeke told EVO that today's cars are more than 5 seconds faster per kilometer than the fastest Groub B cars were !), but they still seem quite restricted.

 

Restricted air-flow, one-make tires etc...

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... I'm not talking about deathrace ...

I think you are

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