Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Stinky, Jul 3, 2019.
Surprised it hasn’t happened sooner.
Quite. And after his behaviour lately, KMag has got to be on thin ice too. I'd be nice to see Ocon get a drive too.
Isn’t Ocon part of the Mercedes driver program/dev driver?
I assume he has had the go ahead until the end of the year.
Yes, but (as mentioned in the story above), Mercedes are apparently willing to release him in order to get him a drive.
I'm looking forward to the next instalment of Netflix's Drive to Survive.
Unless they have contracts for next year/bring in money I can see a double driver change. I know the Haas car isn’t setting the world a light but I’m sure there will be a queue of power formula guys ready to jump in it.
If not I’m sure someone from this forum would be up for it
Where do I start queuing?
I would throw my name in the hat, but the F1 games with every assist off don’t go well
Although the infamous Magnussen to Hulkenberg retort was absolutely classic, I wouldn't miss either Magnussen or Grosjean if they were to leave F1.
NSFW Jeremys take on F1 lol
Absolutely bang on.
When Silverstone was on, I watched the cricket. When there was a break I'd flip over to the tennis.
At half time I did watch a bit of the Fuel Ist race, when Finger ran into the back of Brat Boy, then switched back when the cricket came back on.
Couldn't even be bothered to watch the highlights.
I've been watching F1 from since the seventies, half a century ago when it used to be an incredible spectacle.
Now it's not. It's exactly the opposite, such a shame.
Haha, I mean he’s a bit of a hypocrite since him and top gear never used to even talk about F1 until Hamilton came along. That said, he’s bang on about what needs to be done.
He's right about it being a health and safety exercise it's become the polar opposite of the Isle of Man TT in terms of safety, even though I'm not a huge motorbike fan I like to watch the TT just out of respect for drivers doing something dangerous out of the love of it. F1 used to be like that but they've become so obsessed with safety to the point of those stupid cockpit frames that nobody really respects what the drivers are doing any more and that's only made worse by so little wheel to wheel racing. I mean look at Silverstone, the stewards pretty much turned the race result upside down because they daren't remove a car sitting 20 yards off the track without a safety car because there's a 0.01% chance of a serious accident.
The problem is that F1 has become too commercial for drivers to get killed.
I guess but it's gone too far, they're implementing safety rules around freak accidents that might happen once every 10-20 years at the detriment of the sport day in day out. It'd be like the football equivalent of making footballers wear padded body suits because every now and then someone breaks a leg. Okay so nobody in the Premier League breaks their leg anymore but the football is way worse and commercial value has plummeted as a result. Michael Schumacher had an amazing and long F1 career before half of this stuff was even brought in and more or less lost his life in a freak skiing accident, that's life. Put the FIA in charge of skiing and the slopes would be flat with people having to wear harnesses to stop them falling to the floor, yeah just take all of the fun out of it because of that one freak accident that one time.
The fourth anniversary of Jules Bianchi's death was just a few days after your post. Partly for that reason and the failure of proper controls to be enforced that contributed to his accident and ultimate death, I disagree with you.
Back when I was a kid, i was excited to watch the race. Lap 1 was awesome, always enjoyed a good crash, and pit-stop and re-fuelling accidents added to the drama.
I agree it's got too safe in some regards, but lets face it, it will never go back. We can't have people getting injured or dying the entertainment.
We need to stick to original proper tracks. Walls, grass, gravel traps. Smaller run off areas, odd camber, bumpy sections etc. Let the drivers race, less intervention from the stewards.
Can't believe 4 years has already gone by. Very unfortunate incident.
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