Sit down for this one, take a sip of your drink and roll your eyes to the top right and think about this for a moment. And then come share your thoughts. (Eh with a grain of salt)
What if it is the future, say a 100 or 500 years ahead from now. And we can assume we still have Formula 1 racing, tracks, cars (in the sense of how we have them now, with wheels on the ground), and newer cheaper technology to help us build tracks to squeeze out those seconds, to ensure they're not bumpy but completely flat, with dynamic corners and width, and for example, temperature controlled environments. How would you desire, foresee, or wish things were?
Let's say it might not be too far fetched to have a track where there's a mechanism on the side to help clean the track, so any dirt sucked in by the cars during the many laps could be removed safely during the race. Is that something we want, or is it part of the race, part of the track?
Or, is it that far fetched to imagine temperature control underneath the track to keep it cool, or perhaps warmer. Or is it part of the fun that the temperatures from the environment play a part, making it more unpredictable who's engine will last longer, who's super soft tires might wear out quicker?
What about width of the track. The element of failure could be increased by having the ability to making the track a meter (or whatever) narrower. Introducing a new type of F1 racing, where top players basically are more challenged.
And if we could make tracks completely flat. Less bumpy for a smoother ride, with an easier ability to correct imperfections through the years. Would that be something we want?
Oh, and what about dynamic corners? With that I mean some sort of means to have a sharper hairspin, a wider ride-out when coming out of a corner, or increase the angle of the corner for higher corner speeds? I mean, the ability to have control over this so a single track could be slightly changed to a type to get a different experience when racing in a certain league, etc.
Are there any technologies you could think of that you perhaps would like to see in the future? So it will help drivers max out their experience, challenge them, and still be a lot of fun for the viewer? What about ways to help protect them. Some sort of flexible wall mechanism perhaps that you could think of? Or perhaps you have a better way to handle pitstops?
Looking forward to your constructive opinions and out of the box ideas.