Formula 1

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dec66, 30 Jun 2019.

  1. Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

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    I think perhaps they should now have the qualifying laps on Saturday, and call that the result of the race. A bit like a time trial in cycling.

    Then, the next day, just have a nice seventy-lap procession, with all the cars a set distance apart, finishing in the order they qualified the day before, drivers waving to the crowd.

    Then, put the wreath on the drivers on the podium, have the ladies kiss them, play the national anthem, spray the champers, and go home.

    Yes, this is a comment on the Verstappen/LeClerc thing. It's not a sport any more, it's car pointing. IMO, of course.
     
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  2. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I think your right. It hasn't been the same for years when the likes of Stewart, Lauda, Prost and Senna were battling it out. Of course the danger was ever present so in that respect it is now much better.
     
  3. meta lon

    meta lon Guru


    You could try Moto GP
    Proper racing
     
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  4. OP
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    Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

    Location:
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    Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see drivers die.

    But I would like to see drivers race, and I'm sure it's what they want, too.
     
  5. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I didn't mean to imply you did, I just meant the halcyon days of actually racing coincided with the most danger.

    I don't watch it anymore, but would if they did actually race.
     
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  6. Grand Prix races were once just that. Rare occasions, gruelling courses, and quite a spectacle. Cue today’s rubbish. Nah, not even the same thing.
     
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  7. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

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    Seems to me races these days are won on pit stop tactics , a bit boring.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    Dec66

    Dec66 A gentlemanly pootler, these days

    Location:
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    Result upheld. Verstappen wins.

    That's something, I suppose, but it's taken a three hour steward's inquiry. I bet two hours of that was politics, and "the optics of the sport".
     
  9. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    Stopped watching years ago - used to love it.
     
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  10. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

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    Simply can’t watch it anymore. If I put it on, I fall asleep. I’ve been that way since Schumacher.
     
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  11. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I thought there was some good wheel to wheel at times.
     
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  12. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

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    Or touring car championship, that is proper exciting.
     
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  13. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Banger racing for IT executives.

    The bloated lumps they drive don't even look like race cars, no matter how fast they might be.
     
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  14. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

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    ... but not what the rules say should have been the outcome, so one might speculate that they might have played some small part!
     
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  15. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    Or NASCAR
     
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