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Posted By: DAC

After tennis, F1 is one of the most boring sports that takes up TV time. My point was that as Ferrari haven't exactly been on the boil, if Schumacher comes back and start winning then he'll make the other Ferrari drivers look like a pair of slackers.... I can't watch F1 as it sends me to sleep.



Posted By: AskCy

I actually like F1, been watching it since I was a lad.... last few years I've dropped off (but I've dropped off watching most things with old age... I just can't sit there for that long before I wander..).. however... I do wonder if its all scripted ?.... think about how all the cars are completely run by computers (even to the point of being able to make the engine rev and play God Save the Queen!).. you can alter all the breaking, the fuel supply, the rev limits,... just about everything on the car and it can be done remotely... so you could almost have the whole race set in motion on a computer simulation to meet the script criteria.... Have you not noticed how one week 2 cars on the same team will be running like one has been built by me and the other by a billion pound formula one team... .how this fella is winning and winning then suddenly another one comes up from no where and takes the win... that person then comes in top few for a few races.. then the other one is back.. etc.... other than things like a tire blow out or the weather... then they could almost have the entire season set out.... and I'm sure they could plan who will win, who is going to lead for a while etc.. and if mechanical failure or a spin etc alters that it can be allowed for and re adjust so someone from position 8 wins and doesn't affect the overall top 5.... do I watch too much sci-fi ? :lol: Steve

Posted By: pav

could get interesting :lol: paul

Posted By: Lindy

Best cure for insomnia - apart from golf, obviously. :-)
:sleep:


Posted By: Christo

About as interesting as watching paint dry.... Chris

Posted By: dagwood

Interesting for who? Not for Kimi Raikkonen - they may well enforce team orders by locking his transmission in second gear and filling his fuel tank with diesel.

Posted By: rockjock

I don't see how F1 could be made interesting unless they turn it into a one make series where the drivers start on a level playing field in the same car. Only my opinion but that's how driving skill will show. Obviously the manufacturers would not agree with this but they seem to want to break off on their own anyway. Mind you this year has been slightly better, given that there have been a bigger variety winners. Rockjock

Posted By: hatzyian

If you want real racing, watch the MotoGP or World SuperBikes. Half second lead is a big gap.





Posted By: pictureman

even the great Murray walker said to me when asked (name dropper) that he preferred the bike GP to the car version. Grand Prix as it used to be known was a great sport in the days of clark and hill etc. even in later years when Ken Tyrell brought out some amazing designs (the six wheeler) it was still innovative. But now there is no room in the rules for individual design flair it virtually is a one make race with a few little tweaks.. id rather watch a Mini race at mallory park (silverstone is THE most boring spectator track and may well not suit the Moto GP when it returns there due to the circuit changes since the days of Freddie Spencer) But you cannot beat a good bike race, end of. Christo its only boring to you because a Cypriot will never make formula one - how can they be on the mobile AND smoke with a helmet on?? :D Keith

Posted By: Christo

Not forgetting the customary child standing on the front seat waiting to be propelled through the windscreen!! Chris

Posted By: pictureman

:lol: :lol: :shock: :roll: so true

Posted By: hatzyian

Same could be said for MotoGP, no helmet, shorts and flipflops 8) , Oh and the sunglasses.

Posted By: Bobbeer

  • hatzyian wrote:
    Same could be said for MotoGP, no helmet, shorts and flipflops 8) , Oh and the sunglasses.

You mean Ayia Napa strip in the evenings?

Posted By: pictureman

  • Bobbeer wrote:
    • hatzyian wrote:
      Same could be said for MotoGP, no helmet, shorts and flipflops 8) , Oh and the sunglasses.

    You mean Ayia Napa strip in the evenings?

Ah but there, unlike F1 there IS overtaking down the main straight :wink:

Posted By: AskCy

  • rockjock wrote:
    playing field in the same car.
    Rockjock

if they were all in the same car wouldn't that make it a bus?... can't see watching them toot around in a big ol bus being better?... :lol:



Posted By: rockjock

Philistine. Well I wouldn't expect you to understand RJ

Posted By: DAC

What would be interesting is if Herr Schumacher starts winning races, if you know what I mean.

Posted By: Kwacka

  • pictureman wrote:
    even the great Murray walker said to me when asked (name dropper) that he preferred the bike GP to the car version.

He started out commentating on the Isle of Man TT races.
  • DAC wrote:
    What would be interesting is if Herr Schumacher starts winning races, if you know what I mean.

Er.. no.
What would make it interesting is if they found a way to get three different leaders on the last lap - have to take two wheels off for that to happen though.
Perhaps F1 ought to do build on one of their (numerous) rule changes of the fairly recent past to make it even more exciting.
A few more pit stops should REALLY get out hearts racing. :roll:

Posted By: pictureman

  • Kwacka wrote:
    • pictureman wrote:
      even the great Murray walker said to me when asked (name dropper) that he preferred the bike GP to the car version
      He started out commentating on the Isle of Man TT races.

    Ah but who remembers John Bolster and Raymond Baxter when they did the motorsport commentaries ??
    I think Murrays Dad was a bike racer too.
    Keith

Posted By: journo

Ah, but Michael has to pass a medical first and admits he's still suffering neck problems from his motorcycle accident. A fact that he only confirmed after the Williams challenge to his request to have at least one drive of the current car before official practice for the Valencia race.

Posted By: Kwacka

I'm sure that Williams can't still be upset about Schumacher & Hill's 'accident' can they?

Posted By: pictureman

Just goes to show how little sportsmanship there is left in F1.. keith



Posted By: journo

No, Kwacka, " drawing comparisons between Schumacherís situation and that of Toro Rosso newcomer Jaime Alguersuari, who debuted successfully in Hungary with no previous F1 experience, Williams insisted that allowing the German to test would clearly contravene the regulations and set an unfair precedent." Jaime, at just 19, entered the season without any 'extra' chance to practice or familiarise himself with the car. And he didn't do badly!

Posted By: AskCy

are you telling me that if Schumacher wanted to practice that they couldn't set up a track and a car somewhere that no one would know about and he could practice 24-7 if they really wanted ? Steve

Posted By: journo

No return for Schumacher. He says the injury to his neck in the motorbike accident was too severe and it's not strong enough for him to compete. Instead, veteran Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer will stand in for Massa.

Posted By: emanon

Oh no he's not!


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