Saturday, 26 March 2016

The F1 week in tweets (26/03/2016)

1) Qualifying changes.

Friday, 25 March 2016

The future of formula 1...

...TV coverage, driver mentality and teenage tantrums.

1) Bernie's response to F1 drivers' concerns

This week the Grand Prix Drivers' Association wrote an open letter to the sports' rule-makers expressing concerns about the future success of formula 1, and criticising its decision making process as 'obsolete and ill-structured'.

In response, Bernie Ecclestone replied...

"You are correct. We must, as you have stated, urge the owners and all stakeholders of F1 to consider restructuring its governance."

Bernie, being his usual obtuse self, seem to have missed the fact that he's part of the problem!  He's the one who pushed for double points at the last Grand Prix of the 2014 season. #fakeexcitement  He's the one with an obsession with reverse qualifying grids to artifically mix up the grid. #artificialracing  He's the one who wanted to introduce a two-tier engine formula. #hollowthreat #politicalmanoeuvre 

Bernie, the letter is clearly aimed at you! #ostrich #headintheground

Friday, 18 March 2016

The New Qualifying Format...

...engine tokens, lookalikes, and exciting championship battles.

1) New Qualifying Format.

Opinion seems to be split about the new look qualifying, but I was pretty excited about it when I first heard the news. #lastmandstanding  My only concern is that drivers might set their fastest lap at the start of each session when they're on fresh tyres, and then the rest of each session could just be a case of watching the clock tick down. #anticlimax

Bernie doesn't seem totally convinced, and his initial excuse that the software wouldn't be ready for the start of the season seemed a bit feeble.  How exactly does it require complicated software?  Surely you just need someone to watch the timing screen and eliminate the driver at the bottom of the screen! #notrocketscience

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