If F1 was an Olympic sport

Discussion in 'Off The (Pit) Wall' started by Jos the Boss, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    It would go like this:
    2 drivers per nation
    At least 2 circuits raced on in the chosen country
    Identical cars
    Identical tyres and everything else
    Only difference the paint jobs and colours
    Any 2 F1 drivers current or past
    MUST have a super license

    Idea from this http://superleagueformula.com/races
    Search online for more videos it's on bloomberg don't know which days just keep a look out
    What would your ideas be?
     
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  3. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    I think if it were an Olympic sport, it would have to be held as a one-race event over three days.

    2012 at Brands
    2016 at Jacarepagua?

    Or maybe on the streets?
     
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  4. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    The closest sport in the Olympics is track cycling. A mix of team and individual endeavour. The bikes are not the same, but much greater governance on design was introduced after our own Chris Boardman decimated the competition on a Lotus monocoque bike which cost over £0.5 million to develop. a retail model later became available for around £15,000.
     
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  5. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    An olympic f1 race is a great idea - especially if they convert to eco-green-savetheplanet technology to please the IOC
     
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  6. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    The only thing about Formula 1 amateurish enough to meet IOC preferences is the stewarding.
     
  7. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    How many nations compete in the Olympics? I suspect a massive grid or a week of qualifying races, quarter finals, semi finals and a final Final ... two car shoot out to find the champ?:thinking:

    Edit: Oh, and Bernie's medals !:(
     
  8. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    What about Olympic Scalextrix? (Olympixtrix?)
     
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  9. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Had to hit the like button a lot again just as it's a fun thread (this far). Olympic F1? Nah, don't think so ... but .... how about Olympics version of 'Race of Champions'? It's already a stadium sport so perfectly do-able.

    Only one critical issue that I should point out, is that to date all Olympic sports require the application human motive power aside from bloomin' horses, that is. As far as I'm aware that has always been the case and it's probably in the regulations.
     
  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Yes, but not every olympic nation would qualify for F1, would they? Most wouldn't be able to enter due to lack of a Superlicence.
     
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  11. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Yeah, nice get out clause. After posting another comment I've been wading through the IOC's Olympic Charter to try and find the rules about motive power and remembered that Equestrian's have their slot! So I don't know where we stand on engines. Might have to use pedal cars!:D
     
  12. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    At last, something the US or China won't win then :)
     
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  13. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    And they say that the only medals the Uk win at the olympics are when they're sitting down...
     
  14. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Having skimmed and scanned through the Olympic Charter I found nothing to exclude motor sports. However, I found this:

    "Criteria for being an Olympic sport
    In order to be included on the Olympic programme, a summer sport must fulfil, amongst others, the following conditions:
    – it must be widely practised (by men, in 75 countries on four continents; by women, in 40 countries and on three continents);
    – the World Anti-Doping Code must be applied;
    – it must not rely on mechanical propulsion (such as a motor).

    Today, a winter sport must be widely practised in at least 25 countries and on three continents in order to be included on the programme. No distinction is made between men and women’s events."

    Courtesy of: © The Olympic Museum, 2nd edition 2007

    See: http://www.olympic.org/Documents/Reports/EN/en_report_668.pdf

    Just thought you might like to know before getting carried away with a non-starter.
     
  15. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Fenders, we know its a non-starter, hence its position in OT(P)W. Now let the craziness begin.
     
  16. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Sorry, just thought some of the younger peep's might not have known. I agree now we can go all out and party!:thumbsup:

    I still like the idea of pedal cars though and it's in the Olympic "spirit":) I :thinking:.

    Edit: You'll have to excuse me, I'm in a rather serious frame of mind today.
     
  17. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    Now if i can find 25 countries with at least 1 driver with a super license and on 3 continents, we shall make it a sport! And i didn't say women couldnt! Let the search commence!
     
  18. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    No we need 75 countries on 4 continents for Olympic inclusion, and theres only been 34 countries in World Championship history.

    But lets move on to the grid:

    Rules: Must have started a race in the last four years, two cars per team maximum:

    So I've got my two car teams:

    NationDriver 1Driver 2
    GermanyS VettelN Rosberg
    Great BritainL HamiltonJ Button
    SpainF AlonsoJ Alguersuari
    BrazilF MassaR Barrichello
    ItalyJ TrulliV Liuzzi
    IndiaK ChandhokN Karthikeyan
    FinlandK RaikkonenH Kovalainen
    JapanK KobayashiT Sato
    FranceS BourdaisR Grosjean
    AustriaC KlienA Wurz
    Those 20 can be joined by 6 one car entries:

    NationEntrant
    AustraliaM Webber
    BelgiumJ d'Ambrosio
    MexicoS Perez Mendoza
    SwitzerlandS Buemi
    RussiaV Petrov
    VenezuelaP Maldonado
    PolandR Kubica
    But there are still places for one car on the grid, so Friday testers it must be and Malaysia's Fairuz Fauzy. (Scott Speed and Christijan Albers just miss out!)
     
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  19. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    This was:

    Fenderman quoting:
    "Today, a winter sport must be widely practised in at least 25 countries and on three continents in order to be included on the programme. No distinction is made between men and women’s events."​
    So to avoid confusion I've added a little colour to my earlier post.

    Meanwhile, in a think tank near CTA, London ....

    BE "... I like the Wintersport approach ... 25 grid spots ... shaping up nicely. Now, if we can drop the Super license and prescribe peddle cars with tracked rears and ski fronts can we invite Nike and Reebok to enter in a 'tread war'?"

    Edit: While I was in my think tank with BE, TBY has been really hard at it. So, I propose a Winter Olympic Formula and TBY's Summertime fOne
     
  20. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    So you ask the obvious question, how do you number the cars? Has to be by Drivers Championship, with Team-Mates falling in line, as such:

    2010 WDC: 1 Vettel 2 Rosberg
    2009 WDC : 3 Button 4 Hamilton
    2007 WDC: 5 Raikkonen 6 Kovalainen
    2010 RU: 7 Alonso 8 Alguersuari
    2008 RU: 9 Massa 10 Barrichello
    2010 P3: 11 Webber
    2008 P4: 12 Kubica (leave number in honour)
    2009 P8: 14 Trulli 15 Liuzzi
    2007 P11: 16 Wurz 17 Klien
    2010 P12: 18 Kobayashi 19 Sato
    2010 P13: 20 Petrov
    2010 P16: 21 Buemi
    2008 P17: 22 Bourdais 23 Grosjean

    Then:

    24 Chandhok 25 Karthikeyan

    Then by GP2!

    26 Maldonado
    27 Perez
    28 d'Ambrosio
     
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  21. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    1.England- Button, Hamilton
    2.Germany- Schumacher Vettel
    3.France- Panis Prost
    4.Brazil- Massa, Senna
    5.Italy- Badoer, De cesaris
    6.Austtalia- Webber, Ricciardo
    7.Finland- Kovalainen, Hakkinen
    8.Japan- Kobayashi, Sato
    9.India- Karthikeyan, Chandok
    10.Spain-Alonso, Alguesauri
    11.Belgium-Adams, D'ambrosio
    12.Scotland-Coulthard, Di Resta
    13.USA-Speed, Sam Hornish Jr (no superlicense but is eligible for one)
    14.Austria-Wurz, Klien
    15.Denmark-Magnussen, Kiesa
    16.Switzerland- Buemi, Chiesa
    17.Venezula-Maldonado, Cecotto
    18.Mexico- Perez, Rebaque
    19.Netherlands-Verstappen, Albers
    20.Canada- J. Villenueve, J.Villenueve Snr
    21.Colombia- Londono, Montoya
    22.Portugal- Lamy, Monteiro
    23.Ireland- Daly, Firman
    24.Argentina- Mazzacane, Fontana
    25.Sweden- Johansson, Brack (see Sam Hornish Jr)#

    These wouldn't neccesarily be the countries choices but they are all able to take part despite some age!
     
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