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Changes Needed in F1 for 2016 and beyond

December 25, 2015

I hardly wrote on this blog this year.

What’s the point? Where is the intrigue?

Some drivers might not love other drivers. Losing teams and their staff have a few things to moan about.

I’ve been a big fan of Lewis Hamilton since 2007. But I still found this season boring.

He’s the best driver (according to F1 ex-drivers, commentators, experts), and he’s obviously in the best car.

The only way he won’t win is due to bad luck in the car.

 

So what changes are needed to make F1 more interesting?

 

  1. There must be less emphasis on the cars

Obviously this is difficult. The teams want to guarantee (as much as is possible) a return on their investment. But just like salary caps in sport, there must be a cap on the skill of engineers using the funds.

The rules must be restrictive in terms of aerodynamics and engine difference. The cars must be brought closer in line.

 

2. Cheaper Tickets

The tickets are too expensive. Crowds are low at several races because not many people want to pay that much for a weekend watching sport.

 

3. That’s it

Oh. Yes, this isn’t a list of 10 things for the sake of it.

 

 

The point is addressing how to maintain a ‘pinnacle’ sport, maintain interest from teams, AND make it possible for more than only one team per year (or two at a stretch) have a chance of winning.

Ferrari and Schumacher had the financial advantage for years. Then it mixed up a little, before Newey’s aero genius and then Mercedes engine power have given us just the same thing: less of a spectacle. Less intrigue. Less fun and less excitement.

One other factor is key: the tyres. They need to be less of a factor, because drivers must be able to push hard for the whole race.

Yet that is one smaller issue.

The car rules simply have to be tighter. Teams will have to ‘prove’ that they are smarter. Better at recruiting drivers.

Restrictions on cars will mean that it won’t be necessary to have pay drivers.

The ‘big teams’ can leave in a sulk if they think they must have the right to buy success in F1.

Other teams will enter if the costs are reasonable.

Other car manufacturers will want the massive exposure if they think they have the skills to enter at affordable costs and show their engineering and HR/management skill to win without only buying it.

 

The fans must feel that it is the human element, the human interest story of a driver’s skill that can win the race.

 

 


How did Ferrari win in Sepang (2015)?

March 29, 2015

Simple: Mercedes got ahead of themselves.

When the Safety Car came out, they thought “we are a winning team! We lead at the front! We must pit now and then lead with new tyres, as the winning team!”

without actually thinking about what was the best strategy at that moment.

The tyres were still relatively fresh. Moreover, Sepang isn’t that rich for over-taking — especially when the other teams are on relatively new tyres, and your car is full of petrol.

Thus whoever pitted would be stuck behind lots of cars, all of which could also use DRS on the car in front, in traffic.

That one decision meant they were on the back foot in terms of pit strategy.

The Mercedes car was still around 0.8 per lap quicker than the Ferrari in like-f0r-like conditions, but they were always in a worse position on tyres.

Lewis Hamilton is the 2015 Formula 1 World Champion, over 19 races.

But they need to get back to simple, pragmatic strategy, not forcing themselves to play their entire race hand within the first several laps.

The ‘good’thing is that this has improved the odds for F1 betting – you can now possibly get better odds for Lewis Hamilton being the World Champion in 2015.

Skybet offer £20 free and £5 free every week, if you bet £5 every week.


F1 calendar 2015 (best seats)

January 7, 2015

Click the page above for the best views and best seat guides for all F1 tracks and circuits.

15/03 Australia
29/03 Malaysia
12/04 China
19/04 Bahrain
10/05 Spain
24/05 Monaco
07/06 Canada
21/06 Austria
05/07 Britain
19/07 Germany
26/07 Hungary
23/08 Belgium
06/09 Italy
20/09 Singapore
27/09 Japan
11/10 Russia
25/10 USA
01/11 Mexico
15/11 Brazil
29/11 Abu Dhabi


Best F1 betting odds 2015

December 22, 2014

SkyBet has really good F1 betting deals. To get their best offers, click this Formula 1 SkyBet link.

There are some interesting offers, such as:

– Button to win ANY F1 race in 2015, 6/4

– 2015 Drivers Championship: Hamilton 4/6, Rosbery 9/4, Alonso 10/1, Vettel 18/1, Ricciardo 20/1

– Mercedes are 1/4 on for the Constructors – if it’s in the bag then obviously putting 40 down will return an easy 10!


What are F1 fans searching for, Q4 2014

December 22, 2014

Here are just some recent searches by F1 fans.

You can quickly read about what the best F1 seats and best views are for all the F1 race track circuits by clicking that link.

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New F1 radio rule stupid and inpoliceable

September 12, 2014

So the new rule for radio, pit to driver messages is moronic.

Firstly, it’s stupid because technology is an understood aspect of F1. Drivers have tools such as brake balance, fuel usage etc.

So what is the point of this technology if they must psychically GUESS the goings-on of the car?!

But moreover, it’s an idiotic rule because you can’t stop it.

An engineer saying “I like pineapples” could be code for changing the diff setting. “Re-arrange your plums” could be a coded instructin on how to take corners.

I suppose we shoudn’t expect any level of logic from a sport that doubles the points on the last race, therefore potentially rendering the last 9 races meaningless.

E.g. if someone finishes first for 9 races and their competitor second or lower, they could have built a 49 point advantage.

Then if they DNF in Abu Dhabi and their competitor wins, those HALF-SEASON points are wiped out!

 


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