We discuss all things wrong with F1 and if there are any workarounds.
When Valterri Bottas took a commanding victory at Australia, we feared the writing was on the wall for the championship in 2019. Bahrain promised some light at the end of the tunnel. But China solidified whatever little doubts that were left, about whether or not Mercedes will run away with the championship.
With three consecutive 1-2’s in as many races, Mercedes look to be
Can we blame the big 3
The short answer is No. They are within the rules, and having a big budget isn’t really illegal. They are well within their rights to be ambitious and have the technical know-how and capability to stay ahead of the field.
I was watching a youtube video by @ChainBearF1 who made a lot of sense in pointing out how the positive feedback loop has managed to keep the top 3 ahead of the rest. It is quite sad in a way that 14 drivers fight for last 4 slots in a race.
Where does FIA come in
FIA has been, for its part, has been constantly trying to change rules to make it an even playing field for all constructors. But it is easier said than done. They cannot afford to piss off the big names since they pull in the crowd and viewers. Teams like Ferrari and Mercedes have so much history and money in this sport, their claws so very deep into F1 which leads to FIA wilting under pressure.
Having said that, no one is bigger than the sport. Rules have to be made in terms of bringing some parity in
No amount of social engagements and PR events is going to save the sport if the day that matters the most is a borefest and a parade of cars. All the social media shenanigans are meaningless if there is no one looking at it. Listening? Liberty Media !!!
The fact that a team like Williams is on the verge of extinction and big budget manufacturer like Renault can only dream of 7th is all that is wrong with F1 now. 7 teams scraping for 10 points does not give them a whole lot of prize money which is absolutely the key to get good technology, attract better drivers. Without it, those teams will just go round and round in the same circle every year and
FIA also has a very flexible rule book, where it feels like they make up rules as they go. What can be a racing incident to one race official, can be a punishable offence to another. Then, there is the question of how
Some tracks are just not good for Formula 1 races anymore and are just there because of money or history. Better tracks have faded into oblivion for lack of that. Monaco
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