F1 to contemplate shorter 'sprint' races
09/02/2021 | sport | f1 | 877
Formula 1 bosses are to discuss the introduction of shorter 'sprint' races in an attempt to increase entertainment levels this season.
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09/02/2021 11:52:32 1 3
bbc
The current F1 qualifying system has been one of the better changes made to the sport in recent times. But changes might be interesting.
Dropping the reversed grid idea makes sense until the cars are not so dependent upon aero grip.
2
09/02/2021 11:55:49 294 9
bbc
Half points given for the sprint race does devalue the main event somewhat.
121
09/02/2021 12:41:17 69 6
bbc
Yep, if the quali race is a third of the main race then you'd expect the points to reflect that.
142
09/02/2021 12:48:11 1 4
bbc
Yes, but I could see it making things interesting too. Too often you see the same old - Hamilton, Bottas, Verstappen - as the only ones really breaking 100+ points in a season.
427
09/02/2021 15:45:22 1 0
bbc
Why not have 2 championships?
549
09/02/2021 17:10:32 4 0
bbc
I agree. The whole weekend is a build up the Grand Prix. I can't see the point of a sprint race. It will dilute the main race and possibly split the audience between the Saturday and Sunday races. You could have 2 winners in a single weekend! Seems pointless. I understand trying to spice things up, but do it by making cars narrower and less fragile and pick the best circuits.
683
09/02/2021 20:24:26 0 0
bbc
Do not give a monkies for this rubbish.
866
10/02/2021 17:55:27 0 0
bbc
Have a separate works team championship - gives them some hope of winning something at least
3
09/02/2021 11:56:11 47 1
bbc
Qualifying in it's current format show us the drivers on the absolute limit of what can do in their car. It would be huge shame to lose that spectacle. Fingers crossed any Friday qualifying is a like for like on what happens current on the Saturday.
4
09/02/2021 11:57:06 247 22
bbc
Can we all agree that quali is one of the better bits of the weekend? I mean could you imagine a Monaco sprint race in place of a quali session?
85
09/02/2021 12:27:26 14 73
bbc
That hasn’t been suggested.
284
09/02/2021 14:04:24 2 36
bbc
LewisHamiltonFanGuy44 writes "Can we all agree that quali is one of the better bits of the weekend"

I guess it is if your favourite driver has the fastest car and only limited opposition from a teammate then it would be your favourite!
366
09/02/2021 14:57:41 16 5
bbc
Well, if it won't work at Monaco then best not do it at all! Seriously though, Monaco shouldn't be on the calendar anymore - it's not been fit for F1 for many years.
389
09/02/2021 15:17:24 2 3
bbc
No actually, it really is not. Back when they had an hour to qualify, you could watch drivers wind it up and you could really see when someone was on a flier or otherwise. Now they qualify and they have to time it all right, get the slipstream and blah blah.

Make it easier to overtake and reduce the performance gap. That's what is needed.
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Dcf
09/02/2021 18:16:21 0 1
bbc
Qualifying doesn't carry a single point rendering the spectacle as far as the contest is concerned as next to worthless.

Pole position or front row start?

How often does that go wrong? Why the teams get so excited about qualifying is beyond me, when the race that matters is almost a lottery at the start.
679
09/02/2021 20:06:52 0 0
bbc
I’d love them to try the sprint race with a reverse grid decided by championship position, and the race result decides your starting position on the grid. Doesn’t devalue the race, rewards overtaking. Means that cars can be out of position on the Sunday and have to overtake to improve their place.
685
09/02/2021 20:25:52 0 0
bbc
Quali is that the same as a walli.
714
09/02/2021 21:48:00 1 0
bbc
To be honest I think that qualy being better than the races is a bit of a cliche. The races are more unpredictable than qualifying - in fact, I just watch the YouTube qualy highlights because I don’t find it that entertaining - but I respect those who think qualy is better. As much as I like to see Lewis do a storming lap, I prefer the races any day.
789
10/02/2021 09:22:20 0 0
bbc
Quali was interesting when they had a free tyre choice and a quali engine, think early 90s. The present system is a hangover from refuelling. Should move back to the old 90s system, with a T car and a Sunday morning warm up. This difference resulted in races on the track.
812
10/02/2021 10:45:53 0 0
bbc
Quali is not a better bit and No44 is not the best driver on the grid.
5
09/02/2021 11:57:47 0 8
bbc
A decent change rather than the usual rubbish....
6
09/02/2021 11:58:39 16 1
bbc
Would there be additional engine and other parts available, how would this work at a track with very difficult overtaking? Monaco for example
7
09/02/2021 11:58:41 82 4
bbc
this will put smaller teams out of business. 1 wrecked car in the sprint will mean a massive bill and even the possibility of not racing on the sunday, chances of crashing are higher in the sprint race due to its nature - short fast .
217
09/02/2021 13:17:48 56 0
bbc
Yes, in theory a sprint race is a good idea, but doesn't this all add to the costs of F1 when they are trying to reduce them? Damaged cars, extra stress on engines/gearboxes more fuel use (environment).
847
10/02/2021 14:13:37 1 0
bbc
Do the sprint race in little go carts
8
09/02/2021 11:59:02 2 3
bbc
Not sure this is the answer but for sure they need to shake something up. Of course Mercedes back it now. They would have to fancy themselves in a sprint or any other format right now!
9
09/02/2021 11:59:45 25 5
bbc
That’s what happens when you let the Yanks in a sport, there’s nothing wrong with the way the sport runs now.
10
09/02/2021 11:59:53 10 3
bbc
No thank you, no fake manufactured racing in F1, the pinnacle of motorsport. You get to the front on merit (or sometimes a slice of good fortune/timing), but never stick the slowest to the front just to watch them get overtaken. Nonsense.
104
09/02/2021 12:33:41 10 0
bbc
Exactly. It's an idiotic idea and anyone who agrees with it have no idea of F1 and shouldn't even call themselves a fan. In any sport on this planet, the best are best BECAUSE they got there on merit. We didn't watch Usain Bolt start 10m behind everyone else did we? Liverpool didn't have a 10 point deficit this year did they? Keep these plastic rules away from the sport.
11
09/02/2021 11:59:59 441 14
bbc
I think the introduction of Dick Dastardly and Muttley would greatly increase the entertainment.
119
09/02/2021 12:40:04 260 7
bbc
Double points if they catch the pigeon?
130
09/02/2021 12:44:53 29 1
bbc
How about like Mario Kart - run over mushrooms for a power-up or throw bananas and bombs to hinder those behind you.
185
09/02/2021 13:01:42 7 6
bbc
The "Boatie McBoatface" effect comes to HYS...
226
09/02/2021 13:23:28 24 1
bbc
Then they would have to admit female drivers so as to have Penelope Pitstop.
234
09/02/2021 13:31:04 3 5
bbc
Best idea yet! Beats this daft idea from the Yanks to encourage their country's support. No doubt 100 points for a win etc will come in to help the Yank market as they like their sport to have big numbers.

Alternatively split qualifying between Fri & Sat (so Fri isn't prep for race) & combined = grid. Fri = 3 attempts to record a 2 lap stint, tyres start Sat qual only use 2 types of tyres in Qual
252
09/02/2021 13:45:19 20 4
bbc
Now why have 4 people downvoted this lighthearted and amusing comment, I wonder??
288
09/02/2021 14:05:59 14 2
bbc
In its current state I would rather watch Wacky Races anyway.
339
09/02/2021 14:41:43 10 0
bbc
O, O, how about allowing oil to be sprayed from the back of cars? Or putting rotating blades on the wheels?
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mc
09/02/2021 14:48:56 9 2
bbc
have a cycle lane and zebra crossing, F! too boring nowadays after 1st lap unless it rains
422
09/02/2021 15:42:15 2 0
bbc
Penelope Pitstop gets my vote!!
519
09/02/2021 16:49:25 2 1
bbc
Make them get out of the car and pay for their petrol at a kiosk.
523
09/02/2021 16:51:46 0 1
bbc
Hair Brained scheme which will probably be passed by habitual losers
597
09/02/2021 18:20:47 0 1
bbc
Haven't they been on Ferrari's payroll ever since their wacky tv show ran out of gas ?
641
09/02/2021 19:02:40 0 1
bbc
This is a good idea though! Don't forget Penelope Pitstop, Peter Perfect and Prof. Pat Pending.
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CFM
10/02/2021 01:01:47 0 1
bbc
Yeah, a bit like formula E, there is a certain part of the track where the driver can drive over and randomly gain a power-up, each car can be fitted with a laser gun, and a trigger on the steering wheel , and the drivers need to shoot another car, if they register a hit then.... boom!
821
10/02/2021 11:32:21 0 0
bbc
Ha ha I actually laughed like Muttley when I read this
12
09/02/2021 12:00:22 9 2
bbc
that they are even considering these gimmicks, shows it needs a refresh, but the ideas fowarded so far are rubbish. get an adult in charge
13
09/02/2021 12:00:37 39 5
bbc
Good idea, take the most exciting part of the weekend with the cars at their fastest and replace it.......
808
10/02/2021 10:26:58 1 0
bbc
Spot on !
14
09/02/2021 12:01:59 1 2
bbc
Sounds like a drag.
15
09/02/2021 12:02:07 0 8
bbc
they should try out reverse grid even just for 1 race!
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09/02/2021 12:02:31 102 8
bbc
I wish that the powers that be would stop asking nearby 7 year olds for new ideas. We had some great racing at some older and some novel tracks last year and what do they do? They bring back Monaco.

It's almost as if they don't know what to do other than bring money into the sport.
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09/02/2021 12:37:54 68 8
bbc
Clearly Monaco doesn't provide the test of driving ability or excitement it used to with modern day cars. But the history alone makes it a draw, particularly for qualifying given it sorts the race. What I find immensely frustrating is when a 'new' track is introduced which doesn't work. Singapore's street circuit and the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi being absolute prime examples.
584
09/02/2021 17:59:04 1 0
bbc
Driving around Monaco at full speed is probably the greatest test for a driver. Just can't overtake
621
09/02/2021 18:39:36 0 0
bbc
You do a disservice to 7 year olds!
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Joe
10/02/2021 12:29:19 0 0
bbc
Monaco is for the sponsors - it's not really for the show (though I personally love the track even though the race is often dull). It's in warm southern Europe with lots of parking for big boats, great backdrop to do the big-money deals.
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Ian
09/02/2021 12:02:37 4 5
bbc
I would like to see qualifying revert to the way it was in the past. 1 hr, as many laps as you like. go! but I think the points system needs a major overhaul. Assuming 20 cars start I would give 20 points for a win, 19 for 2nd, 18 for 3rd etc.. all the way down to 1pt for last. plus an additional point for pole and an additional point for fastest lap.
98
09/02/2021 12:32:39 0 2
bbc
That point system wouldn’t work, it would cause a driver who is consistent but not even won a race to potentially win the championship... 1st should always be worth far more than second
18
09/02/2021 12:02:47 74 2
bbc
I like that they are at least trying to resolve the issue of dull races, of which they’re were a couple last season.

But really, that is down to one thing. The tracks. Yas Marina, Paul Ricard, and date is day it, Monaco are amongst some of the worst race weekends on the calendar.

The ‘wildcard’ effect we had with tracks this year created some brilliant races. More of that please!
45
09/02/2021 12:16:53 72 0
bbc
100% right. If they want better racing they should go to better race circuits.
72
09/02/2021 12:23:47 3 0
bbc
Completely agree re boring tracks. The drivers consistently criticise the tracks, tyres and aero dominance, and yet F1 management tinkers around the edges with pointless gimmicks.
90
09/02/2021 12:29:26 1 1
bbc
It’s not just the tracks. It’s the staggering difference in the cars. It’s over as soon as the best cars have their positions at the front as it becomes something of a procession.
255
09/02/2021 13:46:22 1 1
bbc
If the Yanks have there way they will reduce FI to Indi 500 oval tacks full throttle down beginning to end , the yanks may the agree to calling it the USA World Championship !
Garbage in Garbage out ........
Here's an Idea use manual gears and no communications !
299
09/02/2021 14:13:55 1 0
bbc
The only thing they're trying to address is viewing figures on Friday's ?? (when most people are at work), tracks & tyres are the problem and nobody is addressing that ??
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JYS
09/02/2021 12:03:34 3 2
bbc
How does this align with the proposed budget cap? If you blow an engine in the sprint race is that part of the overall allocation of power units for the season? I like the idea but don’t see it working from a financial standpoint.
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Roy
09/02/2021 15:22:39 3 0
bbc
Exactly. It doesn't seem joined up and certainly isn't playing to any ecological standpoint.
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09/02/2021 12:03:58 13 5
bbc
How about have tracks with river crossings, a cliff edge, herds of wandering sheep, bridges with gaps you have to jump over, and if that fails, how about having the quicker cars going one way round the track, and all the others going round in the opposite direction...at the same time. And if that fails, you could always tie Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt to a steak...in the middle of the track
51
09/02/2021 12:18:07 11 0
bbc
Does the first one to eat the steak win?
21
09/02/2021 12:03:59 3 10
bbc
It’s best car wins. How about all drivers in the same cars, then it’s best driver wins.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:09:08 0 1
bbc
It's already getting a bit like that with the Pink Mercedes, the HAAS/Ferrari and the Red Bull/ToroRosso/Alpha Tauri and McLaren now supplying Williams with parts.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:04:13 1 3
bbc
It's bad enough (on some circuits, in a full race) trying to overtake another car - as it might take a few laps of "pressure" to force another driver to make a mistake or to line one self up to make a pass - but how easy is it going to be on a 1/3 distance Sprint?

They might be better off doing as Touring cars and adding weights to the cars to make them more evenly matched.
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09/02/2021 12:05:24 154 9
bbc
Notice how we only had 1 or 2 "DULL" races this season... and funnily enough they were all on tilke-drome tracks. Didn't get boring races on the old school or recently added old-school tracks, did we!?

Shame they reverted this season back to the usual. Last season was great despite Merc's dominance. Also a team outside the top 3 got some wins !
32
09/02/2021 12:11:53 48 1
bbc
agree but it's a money issue, those older tracks aren't backed or funded like the lavish circuits on the calendar. I can't stand the season closer, it's a boring race year on year but it fits their lifestyle perfectly.
91
09/02/2021 12:30:13 1 2
bbc
Exactly. The last few years have been really exciting actually, not sure why everyone is harping on about 'DULL'. We had Ferrari and Merc duel it out for the title in in 17/18, 20 we had some fantastic races with the old school tracks last year.
135
09/02/2021 12:46:48 5 0
bbc
imola was quite a boring race tbh
346
09/02/2021 14:45:03 1 0
bbc
Turkey to be rounds 1 to 6 with water spray possibly snice
489
09/02/2021 16:25:22 0 0
bbc
Notice how we only had 1 or 2 "DULL" races this season... and funnily enough they were all on tilke-drome tracks.
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There were 6 races on Tilke tracks in 2020, which means 4 or 5 of the 6 were fine.
548
09/02/2021 17:08:29 1 0
bbc
Imola was one of the biggest yawnfests ever and that's supposed to be one of the greatest tracks ever. Maybe it's the cars not the tracks that are the problem?
644
09/02/2021 19:04:55 0 0
bbc
I agree, they could not chose worse track for season finale, Interlagos was exciting and fun to watch.
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09/02/2021 12:05:55 11 5
bbc
Worst idea ever - the potential for collisions is alarming, drivers determined to get the best possible starting place on the grid.
616
09/02/2021 18:36:19 0 0
bbc
Is two (close) car going at full chat in a Sprint race more or less dangerous than one going flat out in quali coming round a bend and rear ending one relatively 'coasting'?
25
09/02/2021 12:06:10 0 1
bbc
How about Friday qualifying deciding grids for 2 races, short and long? Still not great, but a bit better than this.

But over 40 races a year is daft.
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09/02/2021 12:08:31 1 8
bbc
Put the same engine in every car then let the battle commence .

Different engine manufacturers for different races .

This will lead to more excitement and the driver him or herself will be the deciding factor.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:13:39 4 2
bbc
Different engines would have different mountings,. different positions of intakes and exhausts, so re-jigging a car every race to take a different engine? Not gonna happen.

Might be better off with all the same engines for one/two seasons and then change to different engines (based on who can supply the best performance) for the next season.
60
09/02/2021 12:20:48 2 0
bbc
Totally unworkable, every team would need 2 engines from each manufacturer and have to do a total engine transplant every week as well as aligning all the other parts of the car and the computers etc to work with each different engine.
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09/02/2021 12:03:59 3 10
bbc
It’s best car wins. How about all drivers in the same cars, then it’s best driver wins.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:09:08 0 1
bbc
It's already getting a bit like that with the Pink Mercedes, the HAAS/Ferrari and the Red Bull/ToroRosso/Alpha Tauri and McLaren now supplying Williams with parts.
28
09/02/2021 12:09:49 3 5
bbc
Change cards aerodynamics to allow for more close racing with no need of DRS. Ditch pointless circuits where overtaking is impossible like Hungary. Ban refueling so that pit stop strategy is no longer used. Better and more durable tyres. Additionally: ban tyre exclusivity so that teams may use different brand of tyres allowing for more unpredictable racing. Done!!
35
09/02/2021 12:14:16 8 0
bbc
Refueling that we've not had since 2009?
46
09/02/2021 12:17:11 0 0
bbc
Refuelling is already banned.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:21:33 0 0
bbc
So, change it back to the way F1 was in the early 1970s.....I'd keep the aero packages (so designers get the most out of the car), but no DRS, no refueling and teams choose whatever brand of tyres they like. So, a straight out dog fight? You might be onto something :-)
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RB
09/02/2021 12:10:07 285 2
bbc
Remove the dull predictable tracks and go to venues which we know throw in some excitement as F1 had to do in 2020.
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09/02/2021 12:47:09 159 7
bbc
But tracks like Monaco and Abu Dhabi are too much of a gravy train for all the drivers, teams and media that everybody elses voices get drowned out. Who cares about the fans when you get to hang out with supermodels, do photoshoots, promotions, catwalks and drink champagne.
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Bob
09/02/2021 13:11:23 5 5
bbc
The bizarre thing is most of the tracks that yield dull races are actually the most fun to drive in the video game.
336
09/02/2021 14:38:20 11 0
bbc
take all the run off areas with tarmac out and replace with stone
no get out of jail free card if you go outside track limits
390
09/02/2021 15:17:29 15 4
bbc
Just a thought, but maybe stop allowing GP’s in countries with questionable human rights?
411
09/02/2021 15:34:14 10 2
bbc
I mean a street circuit should have actual traffic, and traffic lights, and people. Add a bit of extra pazzaz :)
419
09/02/2021 15:40:02 0 4
bbc
The so-called dull tracks should (hopefully) make for better racing once the 2022 Regs kick in - as the rules are supposedly meant to make 'closer racing' possible.
450
09/02/2021 15:57:49 1 0
bbc
Well said
451
09/02/2021 15:58:08 3 1
bbc
This is the only change needed. But as usual, the powers that be are more interested in cash
553
09/02/2021 17:14:05 2 0
bbc
Portimao was the best race last year
788
10/02/2021 09:21:18 2 0
bbc
like France. The best bit about last year was dropping paul ricard
30
09/02/2021 12:10:47 1 3
bbc
qualifying, reverse grid for sprint race, then sprint race positions decide the actual starting positions for the actual race.
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Rob
09/02/2021 12:20:16 1 0
bbc
And then Mushrooms, Tortoise Shells and Banana skins for use during the race. :)
370
09/02/2021 15:00:30 0 0
bbc
So the slower you go in qualy the higher up the grid for the sprint race? And you don’t foresee cars just driving round at walking pace in qualy to guarantee pole?
31
09/02/2021 12:11:44 6 6
bbc
Just get rid of the blue flag during the race. Make the faster cars pass the slower cars.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:17:28 0 0
bbc
The blue flag is a warning to drivers that a faster car is approaching and to be aware of it, as well as being shown 3 times to make sure the slower driver does not impede the faster car - it's normal if the slower car has already been lapped and is in the way.
75
09/02/2021 12:25:16 2 1
bbc
Except then certain teams will purposely hold up certain drivers to help out sister car. Alpha Tauri would hold up Mercedes for instance yet let Red Bull pass instantly. That makes it unfair.
94
09/02/2021 12:30:50 0 0
bbc
Sounds like a very bad idea! Some youg gun at the back can decide a race by ruining it.
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09/02/2021 12:05:24 154 9
bbc
Notice how we only had 1 or 2 "DULL" races this season... and funnily enough they were all on tilke-drome tracks. Didn't get boring races on the old school or recently added old-school tracks, did we!?

Shame they reverted this season back to the usual. Last season was great despite Merc's dominance. Also a team outside the top 3 got some wins !
32
09/02/2021 12:11:53 48 1
bbc
agree but it's a money issue, those older tracks aren't backed or funded like the lavish circuits on the calendar. I can't stand the season closer, it's a boring race year on year but it fits their lifestyle perfectly.
33
09/02/2021 12:13:23 1 1
bbc
Idea to try to liven up the race. Qualifying out of a hat!!! Pick positions at random, then everyone is in the same boat, and would definitely mix the grid positions up each race
63
09/02/2021 12:21:29 1 0
bbc
that goes against the nature of f1, cannot be randomized, teams have better cars and they start near the front.
156
09/02/2021 12:52:43 0 0
bbc
It would be amazing to see how often Ferrari were picked in pole position. I'm sure it would just be a coincidence though
26
09/02/2021 12:08:31 1 8
bbc
Put the same engine in every car then let the battle commence .

Different engine manufacturers for different races .

This will lead to more excitement and the driver him or herself will be the deciding factor.
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UBT
09/02/2021 12:13:39 4 2
bbc
Different engines would have different mountings,. different positions of intakes and exhausts, so re-jigging a car every race to take a different engine? Not gonna happen.

Might be better off with all the same engines for one/two seasons and then change to different engines (based on who can supply the best performance) for the next season.
28
09/02/2021 12:09:49 3 5
bbc
Change cards aerodynamics to allow for more close racing with no need of DRS. Ditch pointless circuits where overtaking is impossible like Hungary. Ban refueling so that pit stop strategy is no longer used. Better and more durable tyres. Additionally: ban tyre exclusivity so that teams may use different brand of tyres allowing for more unpredictable racing. Done!!
35
09/02/2021 12:14:16 8 0
bbc
Refueling that we've not had since 2009?
36
09/02/2021 12:14:28 2 5
bbc
Excellent news, The GOAT has signed the contract!
61
09/02/2021 12:20:48 0 3
bbc
Here comes number 8!
78
09/02/2021 12:26:32 1 0
bbc
Excellent news indeed.agreed!! writings on the wall.. just one more year to go before; out with the old and in with the new.will take my hat off when hamilton can win in another car
37
09/02/2021 12:15:07 0 2
bbc
Just more Ross Braun "tinkering", you cant change whats not broken, may as well say put a reverse grid in place based on the previous race result..... easy...
38
09/02/2021 12:15:58 9 0
bbc
If thing keep going the way they are, the cars will be identical and racing round Ovals so there’s loads of overtaking. Just because it’s what you do in America doesn’t actually make it better.
39
09/02/2021 12:16:01 1 4
bbc
the comments already posted,reveal the real problem with the sport. it is watched almost exclusively by men of a certain age, who remember the good old days when you had a go faster pedal and a stop pedal. F1 has had its day. Will the last one in the pit lane turn off the lights.
40
09/02/2021 12:16:12 2 1
bbc
Nope.
41
09/02/2021 12:16:23 112 14
bbc
How about a 20 lap qualifying, with the slowest driver being eliminated after every lap.
67
09/02/2021 12:21:57 28 5
bbc
that would be enjoyable to watch, one vs one race with Hamilton and Verstappen for pole.
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Rob
09/02/2021 12:22:55 4 0
bbc
That would be cool, an elimination race of sorts. Only downside would be the worry of somehow damaging the car before Sundays race by trying something risky for the sake of one extra grid place.
131
09/02/2021 12:45:12 3 1
bbc
Isn't that basically just a sprint race of sorts.
253
09/02/2021 13:45:22 4 0
bbc
How do you determine who sits at the front of the grid?
359
09/02/2021 14:52:17 1 0
bbc
The downside would be the imbalance caused by the winners having engines that are more worn than those knocked out at the beginning. Qualification only engines may solve that but increase the cost of racing; against the current policy of reducing costs.
388
09/02/2021 15:17:00 2 1
bbc
But then you'd need qualifying for qualifying, lol, and then each car would be slowed to some degree by the car in front - turbulent air etc. Unless you allow DRS which would then mean the car in front would end up slower than the car behind. Or cars would have to slow for one lap to create space for a quick lap. Lol, you've not thought this through LMAO
599
09/02/2021 18:20:53 0 1
bbc
This and they have to start on the same tyres. Giving those at the back a small advantage to make it more competitive, especially in races where it will mean the race leaders have to pit twice and the back markers don't.
42
09/02/2021 12:16:41 32 4
bbc
Added features could be Car number 7 to be ambushed by Muttley, car 9 steering wheel is locked, Car 10 oil spill on last lap.
674
09/02/2021 19:51:48 0 0
bbc
The suggestion does have that feel about it. It depends on whether F1's owners think of it as a sport or an entertainment. I think it's being seen as the latter.
43
09/02/2021 12:16:43 6 1
bbc
Looks like a recipe for more crashes. Thats realy exciting, more people will watch, then we'll make more money. The wild ones will have a real go. As for givng the points 50/50 thats stupid. 10-20% tops. The main race is the most important. As its American owned now, they could copy Superbowl, fancy overalls, dancing girls, concert by Ed Sheeran, by which time I will probably have thrown up .NICE
44
09/02/2021 12:16:45 4 5
bbc
F1 is too predictable and increasingly dull, because of Mercedes' dominance. They ought to remove boring tracks like Monaco and consider a standard engine for everyone
18
09/02/2021 12:02:47 74 2
bbc
I like that they are at least trying to resolve the issue of dull races, of which they’re were a couple last season.

But really, that is down to one thing. The tracks. Yas Marina, Paul Ricard, and date is day it, Monaco are amongst some of the worst race weekends on the calendar.

The ‘wildcard’ effect we had with tracks this year created some brilliant races. More of that please!
45
09/02/2021 12:16:53 72 0
bbc
100% right. If they want better racing they should go to better race circuits.
499
09/02/2021 16:32:57 0 0
bbc
Tracks with good elevation change, some off camber corners that follow the natural land rather than the flat computer generated curves we have on many circuits. Spa is a nice circuit. Assen although more now for motorbikes is a fantastic circuit but in the spirit of what I would be looking for.
28
09/02/2021 12:09:49 3 5
bbc
Change cards aerodynamics to allow for more close racing with no need of DRS. Ditch pointless circuits where overtaking is impossible like Hungary. Ban refueling so that pit stop strategy is no longer used. Better and more durable tyres. Additionally: ban tyre exclusivity so that teams may use different brand of tyres allowing for more unpredictable racing. Done!!
46
09/02/2021 12:17:11 0 0
bbc
Refuelling is already banned.
47
09/02/2021 12:17:13 3 4
bbc
Turn them into touring cars, that will increase the entertainment and make it more competitive.
31
09/02/2021 12:11:44 6 6
bbc
Just get rid of the blue flag during the race. Make the faster cars pass the slower cars.
48
UBT
09/02/2021 12:17:28 0 0
bbc
The blue flag is a warning to drivers that a faster car is approaching and to be aware of it, as well as being shown 3 times to make sure the slower driver does not impede the faster car - it's normal if the slower car has already been lapped and is in the way.
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Tom
09/02/2021 12:22:12 1 0
bbc
Yes that was his point...
49
09/02/2021 12:17:55 2 1
bbc
I used to watch a fair bit of F1 but I find it so dull these days and haven't watched much recently. I don't know if this is the answer but I feel something needs to happen to improve things otherwise floating fans may not stay. But then again, there seems to be plenty of people who do like it so perhaps it doesn't need fixing?
50
09/02/2021 12:17:55 13 2
bbc
Ridiculous. The Qualifying sessions already work excellently. In fact, qualifying is the one aspect of the sport that doesn't need changing at all.
20
09/02/2021 12:03:58 13 5
bbc
How about have tracks with river crossings, a cliff edge, herds of wandering sheep, bridges with gaps you have to jump over, and if that fails, how about having the quicker cars going one way round the track, and all the others going round in the opposite direction...at the same time. And if that fails, you could always tie Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt to a steak...in the middle of the track
51
09/02/2021 12:18:07 11 0
bbc
Does the first one to eat the steak win?
52
09/02/2021 12:18:07 49 3
bbc
Please no. Sounds like an awful idea.
423
09/02/2021 15:42:54 2 16
bbc
Kindly suggest an idea to help improve the spectacle that is not awful.
53
09/02/2021 12:18:38 7 1
bbc
I enjoy current qualifying - it's one of the best parts of the show. Don't take it away and please - no fake "reverse grids!"
The sprint race sounds good - but why not just for the lower teams as this could allow them to get points they might not get from the Grand Prix on Sunday (as long as damage costs are covered)
88
09/02/2021 12:28:41 4 0
bbc
Just for the lower teams? Define lower teams? Ferrari based on last season? That is like saying all teams in the Premier League outside the top 6 are given the potential to earn 50% more points than the top 6. Might make the league closer, but hardly fair. Plus in F1, the lower teams are the ones who cannot afford the additional repair costs if prize money is less than the cost of a front wing.
54
Rob
09/02/2021 12:19:02 57 4
bbc
"Friday Practice Sessions tend only to be watched by Avid Fans" Should read "Friday Practice Sessions tend only to be watched by Avid Fans who don't work on a Friday"
179
09/02/2021 12:58:41 8 1
bbc
I watch them on Youtbube after work. If I'm in the mood for them.
702
09/02/2021 21:11:01 0 0
bbc
Having started to watch practice sessions last year. Retirement is great. They have in many case been far more interesting than some of the actual races.
55
09/02/2021 12:19:24 2 2
bbc
I'd prefer qualifying on Friday and 2 races, Saturday and Sunday, that are half the length of a normal Grand Prix. Also, make the tracks wider where possible and remove the tired tiresome tracks.
56
09/02/2021 12:19:30 4 1
bbc
No, thank-you. Stop messing with the rules and leave qualifying alone. Why does every new CEO have to make a mark like this? Adding another race, devalues the main race! It's analogous to expanding the Champions League...
57
09/02/2021 12:19:34 15 3
bbc
What about the Friday audiences who have to work?
74
09/02/2021 12:24:44 12 6
bbc
They have to work so they'll miss it?
153
09/02/2021 12:50:29 3 2
bbc
They can use the record button on their sky box or watch the highlights later on c4 like those who don't have sky i guess.
613
09/02/2021 18:31:58 0 0
bbc
Set your video/STB or whatever to record it?

Watch on Youtube?
58
09/02/2021 12:19:58 3 1
bbc
personally i think this isn't the way to make f1 better right now, should wait till next year see how the new regulations shakes things up and improves racing then bring in changes.
65
09/02/2021 12:21:43 1 0
bbc
The problem is the improvements are ALWAYS 12 months away!
30
09/02/2021 12:10:47 1 3
bbc
qualifying, reverse grid for sprint race, then sprint race positions decide the actual starting positions for the actual race.
59
Rob
09/02/2021 12:20:16 1 0
bbc
And then Mushrooms, Tortoise Shells and Banana skins for use during the race. :)
26
09/02/2021 12:08:31 1 8
bbc
Put the same engine in every car then let the battle commence .

Different engine manufacturers for different races .

This will lead to more excitement and the driver him or herself will be the deciding factor.
60
09/02/2021 12:20:48 2 0
bbc
Totally unworkable, every team would need 2 engines from each manufacturer and have to do a total engine transplant every week as well as aligning all the other parts of the car and the computers etc to work with each different engine.
36
09/02/2021 12:14:28 2 5
bbc
Excellent news, The GOAT has signed the contract!
61
09/02/2021 12:20:48 0 3
bbc
Here comes number 8!
62
09/02/2021 12:21:02 72 10
bbc
This would put me off watching. System works mostly fine as it is. Wish they would stop trying to fix things that are not broken.
174
09/02/2021 12:56:11 8 7
bbc
It's the rules with the cars they need to change. Let's face it, F1 isn't about ingenuity or innovation anymore, it's more about who has the best tactics. The cars need to be more on a level playing field for that to be any success.
Not exactly the same, but different enough to keep it tactically interesting.
175
Dys
09/02/2021 12:56:25 1 4
bbc
It is broken. It is boring!
578
09/02/2021 17:50:13 1 0
bbc
They are obviously working on the Microsoft principle:
If it ain't broken we haven't added enough features yet...
796
10/02/2021 09:45:33 0 0
bbc
I think this it the product of the "American" mind set........that more of something is always better. What next.....every driver races at least once in each car on the grid, a 4 lap race driving in reverse!

F1 is not a demonstration sport- for the teams its always been about building the fastest car within the current rules and finding the best drivers they can afford to drive them
33
09/02/2021 12:13:23 1 1
bbc
Idea to try to liven up the race. Qualifying out of a hat!!! Pick positions at random, then everyone is in the same boat, and would definitely mix the grid positions up each race
63
09/02/2021 12:21:29 1 0
bbc
that goes against the nature of f1, cannot be randomized, teams have better cars and they start near the front.
80
09/02/2021 12:27:06 0 0
bbc
Hear your point, but that's what is making the races dull - better cars start at the front. The best races are those which see cars making their way through the pack with lots of overtaking. How many times has a great driver been at the back (qualified or from pits) and the spectacle of them moving through the field has added more excitement
28
09/02/2021 12:09:49 3 5
bbc
Change cards aerodynamics to allow for more close racing with no need of DRS. Ditch pointless circuits where overtaking is impossible like Hungary. Ban refueling so that pit stop strategy is no longer used. Better and more durable tyres. Additionally: ban tyre exclusivity so that teams may use different brand of tyres allowing for more unpredictable racing. Done!!
64
UBT
09/02/2021 12:21:33 0 0
bbc
So, change it back to the way F1 was in the early 1970s.....I'd keep the aero packages (so designers get the most out of the car), but no DRS, no refueling and teams choose whatever brand of tyres they like. So, a straight out dog fight? You might be onto something :-)
58
09/02/2021 12:19:58 3 1
bbc
personally i think this isn't the way to make f1 better right now, should wait till next year see how the new regulations shakes things up and improves racing then bring in changes.
65
09/02/2021 12:21:43 1 0
bbc
The problem is the improvements are ALWAYS 12 months away!
66
09/02/2021 12:21:55 220 4
bbc
If they want better racing, go to better tracks.
The likes of Paul Ricard, Monaco, Yas Marina are absolute bore fests, even for the biggest of f1 fans
If they put the quality of track before how much money they receive for giving the likes of Abu Dhabi a GP then we'd consistently have much better racing, a superior product and we wouldn't need these gimmicks
165
Dys
09/02/2021 12:54:35 135 6
bbc
Agreed... especially Monaco. It is supposed to be the pinnacle of the F1 calendar when in truth it is duller than watching soil erosion.
264
09/02/2021 13:53:44 3 16
bbc
Disagree, F1 shouldn't appeal to a small group of fans who think that overtaking is everything and driver skill does not matter, and the former should be placed above heritage. Monaco and Paul Ricard deserve to be on the calendar for the history alone, never mind that they both present a technical challenge.
482
09/02/2021 16:20:21 1 0
bbc
You are all missing the point about Monaco, it isnt the cars that have changed, it's the drivers. Monaco was always about skill and survival, getting around at speed with zero room for error. There was almost never much overtaking there, just changes of order because of cars hitting walls.
715
09/02/2021 21:50:43 0 0
bbc
Agree - those three tracks are awful. The rest are good though. 2020 was a good season of racing, let-down by those three circuits only.
732
09/02/2021 22:36:04 0 0
bbc
Instead of the Monaco track they could do the Mille Miglia course through the mountains ??
764
10/02/2021 07:26:42 0 0
bbc
Better tracks definitely, but that’s only half the story - the other is to alter the rules to reduce the effect of the car design and increase the effect of driver skill. Less downforce, skinnier tyres, less grip, no radio. Reduce technical gap between best and weakest cars. Clearer, more consistent penalties. None of this contrived crap.
794
10/02/2021 09:32:23 0 0
bbc
F1 fans appreciate that this is a mechanical engineering competition, mostly taking place off track. Side by side action is only icing on a cake. Those that constantly complain about the lack of racing are not F1 fans.
855
10/02/2021 15:37:44 0 0
bbc
BUT a lot less money in a high money spend sport??? Doesn't seem sense to me??
41
09/02/2021 12:16:23 112 14
bbc
How about a 20 lap qualifying, with the slowest driver being eliminated after every lap.
67
09/02/2021 12:21:57 28 5
bbc
that would be enjoyable to watch, one vs one race with Hamilton and Verstappen for pole.
92
09/02/2021 12:30:21 9 5
bbc
they did something similar a few years back with slowest driver eliminated every 90 seconds. It didnt work cos the pole sitter simply posted fast lap and didnt need to go out again
48
UBT
09/02/2021 12:17:28 0 0
bbc
The blue flag is a warning to drivers that a faster car is approaching and to be aware of it, as well as being shown 3 times to make sure the slower driver does not impede the faster car - it's normal if the slower car has already been lapped and is in the way.
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Tom
09/02/2021 12:22:12 1 0
bbc
Yes that was his point...
69
09/02/2021 12:22:52 0 2
bbc
Could NOT be easier to make it more interesting.

The fastest cars should be at the back of the Grid and fight their way to the front.
167
09/02/2021 12:54:38 1 1
bbc
Then why would anyone drive fast in qualifying?
41
09/02/2021 12:16:23 112 14
bbc
How about a 20 lap qualifying, with the slowest driver being eliminated after every lap.
70
Rob
09/02/2021 12:22:55 4 0
bbc
That would be cool, an elimination race of sorts. Only downside would be the worry of somehow damaging the car before Sundays race by trying something risky for the sake of one extra grid place.
71
09/02/2021 12:23:10 1 3
bbc
Fair enough, nothing wrong with trying it. If it doesn't work or add anything then F1 can always go back to as it is now, but trying and deciding no is better than dismissing it out of hand.
120
09/02/2021 12:40:44 0 1
bbc
Finally a sensible comment that's not filled with bitterness or just someone trolling to get a reaction. Change is inevitable and no harm in a 3 race trial to see what happens.
18
09/02/2021 12:02:47 74 2
bbc
I like that they are at least trying to resolve the issue of dull races, of which they’re were a couple last season.

But really, that is down to one thing. The tracks. Yas Marina, Paul Ricard, and date is day it, Monaco are amongst some of the worst race weekends on the calendar.

The ‘wildcard’ effect we had with tracks this year created some brilliant races. More of that please!
72
09/02/2021 12:23:47 3 0
bbc
Completely agree re boring tracks. The drivers consistently criticise the tracks, tyres and aero dominance, and yet F1 management tinkers around the edges with pointless gimmicks.
73
09/02/2021 12:24:43 1 2
bbc
I'm a huge fan of F1, but the cars now are over developed and it comes down to who has the money to use in the RND side or wind tunnel time. Unfortunately cash is king in F1, but thats not new.

I like the idea of independent tyre manufacturers and bringing back refuelling.
57
09/02/2021 12:19:34 15 3
bbc
What about the Friday audiences who have to work?
74
09/02/2021 12:24:44 12 6
bbc
They have to work so they'll miss it?
473
09/02/2021 16:16:02 0 0
bbc
Do they still have jobs to go to after the last year?
31
09/02/2021 12:11:44 6 6
bbc
Just get rid of the blue flag during the race. Make the faster cars pass the slower cars.
75
09/02/2021 12:25:16 2 1
bbc
Except then certain teams will purposely hold up certain drivers to help out sister car. Alpha Tauri would hold up Mercedes for instance yet let Red Bull pass instantly. That makes it unfair.
225
09/02/2021 13:22:47 0 0
bbc
Sounds like it would make the sport more interesting. As long as the slower car does not change direction in the braking zone, it should not be a problem. The faster car should still be able to pass eventually.
76
09/02/2021 12:25:49 1 2
bbc
Do qualifying blindfolded, and set a speed limiter to 15mph.

I can’t see that happening though , they have got the vision.
77
09/02/2021 12:25:57 2 6
bbc
Used to enjoy it. Even went to the Barcelona GP years ago. It is patently boring these days. The only watchable part is the first lap. Anybody with any sense of planet-eco-disaster would stop supporting this pointless fuel-burn-facade. You won't be able to buy a petrol car in about a decades time. Between now and then, F1 will become an anachronism. Formula-E might keep it going a bit..
36
09/02/2021 12:14:28 2 5
bbc
Excellent news, The GOAT has signed the contract!
78
09/02/2021 12:26:32 1 0
bbc
Excellent news indeed.agreed!! writings on the wall.. just one more year to go before; out with the old and in with the new.will take my hat off when hamilton can win in another car
753
10/02/2021 03:42:46 0 0
bbc
He did
79
09/02/2021 12:26:50 1 3
bbc
Trying to implement things which are ridiculous and not in the spirit of the sport. All geared towards the younger generation who have poor attention span due to diet and gaming. Leave it be.
63
09/02/2021 12:21:29 1 0
bbc
that goes against the nature of f1, cannot be randomized, teams have better cars and they start near the front.
80
09/02/2021 12:27:06 0 0
bbc
Hear your point, but that's what is making the races dull - better cars start at the front. The best races are those which see cars making their way through the pack with lots of overtaking. How many times has a great driver been at the back (qualified or from pits) and the spectacle of them moving through the field has added more excitement
81
09/02/2021 12:27:07 4 5
bbc
What is F1?
82
09/02/2021 12:27:09 1 1
bbc
Either F1 is simply looking to boost revenue on a third day (by moving qualifying back to Friday and adding an extra race), or the numbers must not be looking good.

The sport and the main races simply need to be more competitive. How that’s achieved is anyone’s guess.
83
09/02/2021 12:27:20 31 4
bbc
I like many can only watch on weekends. Part of the excitement is to watch qualifying. There is much predictability in qualifying than a race. Surely the same ones who do well in the proposed sprint races will just do well in the main race. Pointless exercise and one which will turn off even more watchers. Go to old fashioned circuits like last season instead, much more fun to watch.
84
09/02/2021 12:27:21 4 2
bbc
Just make tyres that the drivers can race on. It's as simple as that. If driver have strong durable tyres, they end up making more mistakes and we'll lap after lap of driver trying to overtake.
273
09/02/2021 13:58:34 0 0
bbc
sorry but with the current level of drivers and monitoring systems I would expect strong durable tyres to produce fewer passing moves and less mistakes as there would be less changing during the race. 25 years ago a drive was expecting to have every lap within a second of the lap before, nowadays they expect every lap to be within 2 1/10ths of the last lap.
4
09/02/2021 11:57:06 247 22
bbc
Can we all agree that quali is one of the better bits of the weekend? I mean could you imagine a Monaco sprint race in place of a quali session?
85
09/02/2021 12:27:26 14 73
bbc
That hasn’t been suggested.
109
09/02/2021 12:35:01 6 0
bbc
I know there would still be a qualifying of sorts, but it wouldn't be for the main event, and if it gets passed it would more than likely take place at all events
151
09/02/2021 12:50:21 24 2
bbc
Qualifying would also be in a stupid time. Friday, is an odd day. Qualify for the sprint race is sort of pointless anyway.
This is a stupid idea, probably to try and make it appeal to Americans more.
602
09/02/2021 18:21:18 0 0
bbc
That is exactly what is suggested.
86
09/02/2021 12:27:55 0 1
bbc
I guess you can charge the spectators more money to watch a race than qualifying and double the chance of a big shunt. But will they need to keep the same configuration on the car for qualy, the sprint and the full GP.
87
09/02/2021 12:28:28 2 2
bbc
Qualifying is a meritocracy you go fast you move up the grid, constant improvement and innovation means getting nearer to pole. I works. F1 is not Indy car or the like, go fast get points it is very simple, why make things more complicated.
53
09/02/2021 12:18:38 7 1
bbc
I enjoy current qualifying - it's one of the best parts of the show. Don't take it away and please - no fake "reverse grids!"
The sprint race sounds good - but why not just for the lower teams as this could allow them to get points they might not get from the Grand Prix on Sunday (as long as damage costs are covered)
88
09/02/2021 12:28:41 4 0
bbc
Just for the lower teams? Define lower teams? Ferrari based on last season? That is like saying all teams in the Premier League outside the top 6 are given the potential to earn 50% more points than the top 6. Might make the league closer, but hardly fair. Plus in F1, the lower teams are the ones who cannot afford the additional repair costs if prize money is less than the cost of a front wing.
182
09/02/2021 12:59:34 1 1
bbc
"lower" as in outside the top 10. These are teams who rarely get a chance or a point and if ferrari or Mercedes drivers drop into the bottom 10 then it's them too.
As for costs - like I said before - as long as damage costs are covered for the sprint entrants. I'm a Mercedes fan and I don't see the benefit of Mercedes getting extra points in the sprint race - Williams etc need those points more.
89
09/02/2021 12:29:03 119 12
bbc
Saturday Qualy is the only time all weekend where we get to see these cars on the edge

Take it away and il be sleeping early on Saturday as well as the Sunday races
145
09/02/2021 12:48:48 9 51
bbc
But if they're having sprint races, won't they be "on the edge" there too? Especially if points are involved.
155
09/02/2021 12:51:56 0 1
bbc
We see the most incredible moments in Qualifying on some tracks as the actual race is dull at some places.
296
09/02/2021 14:10:31 5 0
bbc
You'll still have the qualifying, except it will be on Friday afternoons, when most viewers are at work, you can't make this up ??
817
10/02/2021 11:17:41 0 0
bbc
In fairness, in this proposal, wouldn't we just see them on the edge for the Friday Qualy instead?
18
09/02/2021 12:02:47 74 2
bbc
I like that they are at least trying to resolve the issue of dull races, of which they’re were a couple last season.

But really, that is down to one thing. The tracks. Yas Marina, Paul Ricard, and date is day it, Monaco are amongst some of the worst race weekends on the calendar.

The ‘wildcard’ effect we had with tracks this year created some brilliant races. More of that please!
90
09/02/2021 12:29:26 1 1
bbc
It’s not just the tracks. It’s the staggering difference in the cars. It’s over as soon as the best cars have their positions at the front as it becomes something of a procession.
23
09/02/2021 12:05:24 154 9
bbc
Notice how we only had 1 or 2 "DULL" races this season... and funnily enough they were all on tilke-drome tracks. Didn't get boring races on the old school or recently added old-school tracks, did we!?

Shame they reverted this season back to the usual. Last season was great despite Merc's dominance. Also a team outside the top 3 got some wins !
91
09/02/2021 12:30:13 1 2
bbc
Exactly. The last few years have been really exciting actually, not sure why everyone is harping on about 'DULL'. We had Ferrari and Merc duel it out for the title in in 17/18, 20 we had some fantastic races with the old school tracks last year.
166
09/02/2021 12:54:36 2 2
bbc
The issue is that the racing only becomes interesting once Mercedes have wrapped the season up, or if they screw up and are out of the race.

The first half of last season was the most tedious there has ever been, which is genuinely impressive given how poor the start of the 2019 season was.
67
09/02/2021 12:21:57 28 5
bbc
that would be enjoyable to watch, one vs one race with Hamilton and Verstappen for pole.
92
09/02/2021 12:30:21 9 5
bbc
they did something similar a few years back with slowest driver eliminated every 90 seconds. It didnt work cos the pole sitter simply posted fast lap and didnt need to go out again
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Rob
09/02/2021 12:34:02 9 0
bbc
I think with the version mentioned above though it wouldn't just be about posting one lap, It would be a 20 lap continuous race with the car last over the finish line each lap knocked out.

I agree the version they tried a few years ago didn't work at all.
110
09/02/2021 12:35:43 7 0
bbc
Then in that case, you simply reset the times after each lap?
Surely that would eliminate it?
93
09/02/2021 12:30:40 0 1
bbc
Im not against the idea, but needs to be done at tracks where overtaking is easy, not sure that applies to Brazil and Italy... Maybe better suited to China or Bahrain if there is a second race there, would be perfect way to energise the weekend.
31
09/02/2021 12:11:44 6 6
bbc
Just get rid of the blue flag during the race. Make the faster cars pass the slower cars.
94
09/02/2021 12:30:50 0 0
bbc
Sounds like a very bad idea! Some youg gun at the back can decide a race by ruining it.
95
09/02/2021 12:31:58 1 0
bbc
I like the idea of having a head to head one lap race for the top 8 qualifiers. 8th v1st, 7th v 2nd and so on. Slower on pole. Winner goes through to the next round. I would watch that
332
09/02/2021 14:34:40 0 0
bbc
So the guy who makes a better start wins, why bother, just have a quarter mile drag race, to see who's the better starter ??
96
09/02/2021 12:32:02 2 1
bbc
Brilliant. Anything that will increase the dominance of the top teams. The slow and inexorable death of F1 continues.
97
09/02/2021 12:32:32 11 0
bbc
Don't do this. Prefer Qualy as it is. Without it this would no longer be F1.
17
Ian
09/02/2021 12:02:37 4 5
bbc
I would like to see qualifying revert to the way it was in the past. 1 hr, as many laps as you like. go! but I think the points system needs a major overhaul. Assuming 20 cars start I would give 20 points for a win, 19 for 2nd, 18 for 3rd etc.. all the way down to 1pt for last. plus an additional point for pole and an additional point for fastest lap.
98
09/02/2021 12:32:39 0 2
bbc
That point system wouldn’t work, it would cause a driver who is consistent but not even won a race to potentially win the championship... 1st should always be worth far more than second
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Ian
09/02/2021 15:10:20 0 0
bbc
No, you're quite right, It is much better when the championship is all done and dusted with 4 races to go. What exactly is wrong with the most consistent driver winning the championship even if they never won a race?
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09/02/2021 12:32:48 1 1
bbc
Yet more stupidity by the 'sports' owners
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09/02/2021 12:32:50 14 2
bbc
No. Stop messing around with gimmicks.

Sprint races will face the same problems with faster cars being unable to overtake slower ones due to aerodynamic loss in corners.

Qualifying is fair as it gives drivers and teams an even chance to prove that they are the fastest that weekend.

I've watched F1 for 35 years. These BS gimmicks will make me stop.