What do you miss in F1?

ZakspeedYakspeed

NeverUnderestimateThePredictabilityOfStupidity
Premium Contributor
Speshal... fantastico... nice correction on the pit straight at the end of that lap...
 

MCLS

Anti F1 fan
Valued Member
Proper Grand Prix tracks that were a true drivers challenge, not bland placid tracks like Bahrain and Abu Dhabi
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
Proper Grand Prix tracks that were a true drivers challenge, not bland placid tracks like Bahrain and Abu Dhabi
Tracks such as:

Mont Tremblant
Watkins Glen
Zandvoort
the real Spa
Nurburgring
Montjuich Park

Plus drivers that would take the time to meet the fans.

I actually got to meet Jim Clark, Sir Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren, Denis Hulme, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Chris Amon, Ronnie Peterson and many more. None of them made a dash for their jet as soon as their race was over.

Why don't today's drivers follow their example?
 

Slyboogy

World Champion
Contributor
The amazing liveries we used to get when we had the Tobacco sponsors, WEST, Marlboro barcode, Benson & Hedges, Mild Seven, Lucky Strike.

Minardi working so hard to achieve a points finish back in the day when points went back to 6th.

The V10 engines.

BMW

The old classic tracks.

When cars could actually race in wet conditions.
 

HammydiRestarules

Di Resta fan :).
Contributor
Turkey they I said it!

The racing there was much better than some other tracks that remain in F1. Ironically it's Tilke's best track and it was taken off the calendar thanks to the high running costs :(.

Also the V10 days, hardly any restrictions on rev's aswell. :(.
 

HammydiRestarules

Di Resta fan :).
Contributor
Also forgot to add:

The Tyre War:

Bridgestone v Michelin

Hakkinen v Schumacher

Ironically Montoya! He was controversal but boy was he a good racer on his day.

Also NATURAL OVERTAKING!
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
non-carbon brakes. Bring back the old ferrous types to greatly lengthen braking areas, so there is a chance to pass under braking if your gonads are large enough.
 

GermanF1

Race Winner
Contributor
- Gravel Traps
- Drivers (and personell like Martin Whitmarsh) who didn't attend more rhetoric classes than Aristotle himself
- Old Hockenheim, Old Imola (Yes the old Tamburello as well), Nordschleife, Watkins Glen
- Engines blowing up
- More retirements
- The wall between the track and the pit lane exit at St Devote in Monaco
- Non artificial overtaking
- Drivers being allowed to drive their cars to the limit and not being forced to "look after your tyres" for 85% of the race
- V12 Engines
- No limit in engines, gearboxes etc.
- Minardi and Forti Ford (lol)
- No penalties for racing incidents (I feels like 10 years ago you had 4 or 5 penalties in a whole season. Correct me if I'm wrong)
- Mika Hakkinen
- Finally amazingly looking cars


 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
GermanF1 - Your post has illustrated to me precisely why the FIA can't simply ask the fans what they want and then do it... Personally, I find those cars ugly, compared with the simplicity of the (late) 1980s, 1960s and even 2010.... ;)
 

GermanF1

Race Winner
Contributor
The Artist..... Maybe I like them because I grew up watching them and I agree wholeheartedly with you about the beauty of simplicity. What we definetly can agree about ist that the current cars look awful...
 

MCLS

Anti F1 fan
Valued Member
Liveries like Buzzin Hornets Jordan yellow, Sauber Petronas blue and green. Arrows gold and black
 

soccerman17

Race Winner
More teams. I don't think the FIA should regulate teams I think teams should be able to enter whatever races they want and any team should be allowed to compete as long as they have a super-licenced driver and a regulation meeting car.

Also good tracks and grass on tracks, or gravel traps instead of freaking concrete runoffs. More on that note went to the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Indianapolis and about 8 different people went into the gravel and had to get towed out, and went a lap or two down in the process. Only problem was it brought out a rather unnecessary full course yellow every time.

Plus cool liveries, some more personable drivers as opposed to some very bland ones but I guess we always have those. Hey Hamilton is pretty lively and Raikkonen is a personality. So is Button if you consider whiny a personality and Schumie is always. But a lot of guys nobody really knows too much about and cant be related to. This might just be me though.
 
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