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Old 06-23-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: 59įN
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Paul Ricard is the worst current European circuit. It is designed for testing, not F1 racing.
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:52 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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There is one corner that looks fantastic on TV - it is a left-right combo with a big dip in it, and watching the cars and the way they change direction is amazing.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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That battle for 14th place was really exciting.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:53 PM
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But it CAN be - if the broadcasters take it seriously, which they don't. I don't really want to see cars 1-4 cruising around the track in their solitary little bubbles. At this point they need to take a leaf from the sports car racing book and add weight to the Mercedes and Ferrari cars to drop their lap times. And when Verstappen wins multiple races in a row, they can add weight to his car as well.

It sort of depends on what the point of a racing series IS - to ensure good close racing amongst all the cars or allow the two big $$$$$ teams to spend massive amounts of money and have the driver, the car, the technology to beat the pants off everyone else. I don't really see the point in the latter.
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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The most boring F1 race Iíve ever watched. Just horrible.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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The most boring F1 race Iíve ever watched. Just horrible.
I think that can be said about the whole season thus far. Unwatchable in my opinion.
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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But it CAN be - if the broadcasters take it seriously, which they don't. I don't really want to see cars 1-4 cruising around the track in their solitary little bubbles. At this point they need to take a leaf from the sports car racing book and add weight to the Mercedes and Ferrari cars to drop their lap times. And when Verstappen wins multiple races in a row, they can add weight to his car as well.

It sort of depends on what the point of a racing series IS - to ensure good close racing amongst all the cars or allow the two big $$$$$ teams to spend massive amounts of money and have the driver, the car, the technology to beat the pants off everyone else. I don't really see the point in the latter.

That doesn't seem much different than just giving time penalties to teams whose cars are too fast. I don't see the point in punishing people for doing their jobs too well. If they decide to do something like that I hope they'll have the honesty to just call it motorized entertainment and drop any pretense of it being an actual racing series. IMO what they need to do is change the aero rules to make overtaking easier. Look at the huge difference between Indy car front wings and F1 front wings, that's where I'd start.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:40 PM
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Well, that certainly makes an interesting starting grid. Wish it was on a different track, though.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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Racing like it should be! GREAT drive by Max and good to see HONDA back at the front!
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