F1 has got to the stage where it is so boring that even Toto Wolff is not going to the race this weekend.
“It's going to be a real nasty piece of work to drive. I think it’s something that if they allowed a little more freedom would allow us to sort that out, but still retain the intent of the ground effect car and low following wake.”
“Aerodynamically it’s going to be quite unstable. I don’t think that’s a nice thing to have. You want cars that are a bit more predictable, so that drivers can attack, be sure what they’ve got underneath them, they know what’s going to happen, they can drive the car at the limit knowing that it’s stable at the limit. From what I see at the moment none of those statements are true for 2021. It’s more about what’s happening at the front of the car, and where the dirty air is going, right into the tunnels. The car currently is creating its own dirty air.”
Racing Point Formula 1 team technical director Andrew Green believes that 2021 cars will be “nasty pieces of work to drive” due to the airflow off the front wing making them unpredictable.uk.motor1.com
Actually the example I was thinking of was Piquet, Sr. who looked unbeatable in the heavy ground effects years, and seemed a lot less so with the restricted ground effects. Piquet did complain about the differences at the time.
I think some drivers excel or train themselves to excel in some circumstances, and when that changes, they sometime struggle to adapt.
We shall see if this is the case, but if so, it could get very weird in 2021 as some established drivers could simply be “off.”
I'm not holding my breath for 2021, I guess that from 2021 onwards it will Honda's turn to be the dominant force, the reason being that they put a lot of money in the sport and they will be given something in return,....
Now...I am not that optimistic...but at least there is a chance that a truly competitive season is possible.
I really hope that you're right otherwise IMHO F1 is in deep trouble, especially considering that the young generations don't seem very interested in car racing (cars in general, sadly)
Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix to return at Zandvoort from 2020
I want to go
Is F1 2020 going to get a track update?i was just doing this circuit F1 2020 game this afternoon & zandvoort is like nothing ive ever raced before, its monaco on steroids there you feel like your driving on fast forward but lap average 95mph. but here it fast forward but average is 135mph . turn 7 - turn 10 is terrifying. you have push & go beyond the limit, going faster than you feel you should do