30w ago

F1 charges astronomical fees to bring their tedious show to town and TV. But the FIA is not selling racing ... it’s selling a parade. The more optimistic fans, lean on how great the mid pack racing is. Ok ... so what? Today’s “race” restarted on lap 50 and within a handful of laps there was a 25 second gap between Hamilton and the mid pack. Who cares what’s going on nearly half a minute behind the leader in a sport, that measures things in 100’s of a second.

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  • I have to agree. I went to Spain to watch F1 and MotoGP, several years ago. A grandstand seat to watch MotoGP cost £60, the same seat to watch F1 cost £300! Many people think Hamilton is the greatest driver because he has won so many races. The truth about F1 is the guy with the fastest car wins the championship, he only has to beat his team mate. Examples: Michael Schumacher wins the title five years in a row while driving for Ferrari, the best car from 2000 to 2004. When he returned to F1 for three seasons driving for the less competitive Mercedes team from 2010 to 2012, he finished 9th, 8th, and 13th in the championship, with no wins and only one podium. When Sebastian Vettel won the title for four consecutive years from 2010 to 2013 driving the fastest car, the Red Bull, Hamilton finished 4th, 5th, 4th, and 4th, because he didn't have the fastest car. ( you can already hear some Hamilton fans shouting "yeah but, no but"...) In 2020 the four-time champ, Vettel, will be lucky to finish in the top ten simply because, you've guessed it, he doesn't have the fastest car! I'll stick with MotoGP, WSBK and Road Racing.

      6 months ago
    • Totally agree Derek ... I’ve all but lost interest in open wheel racing. I still keep an eye on IndyCar as given its “spec car” nature, the winner is not a foregone conclusion as it is in F1. Regardless ... two wheeled racing is as intense as it...

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        6 months ago
    • I live 200 yards from the North West 200 circuit. Road racers are crazy!

        6 months ago