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Whisky and Chips - so you think drivers getting virtually sliced in two, burned to death, almost decapitated by a fire extinguisher, or die gradually of oxygen starvation (all of this has happened) is entertainment? Sorry, no thanks -if this is the danger you're looking for, then I don't want any part of it.
@385, Soteraze,Eh!?Malaysia was yet another example of Vettel winning from the front! That's what SV likes - to get in front and lead unchallenged. Anything which deviates from that takes him out of his comfort zone and then we see SV start to make errors.
I have to praise Lewis for showing a great deal of maturity in his dealings with F1, he has come of age matching his mental strength to his undoubted skill. I am sure the best is yet to come as Alonso and Kimi push on. As for Rosberg, I think he has really dipped and lost his self belief to some important degree, enough to see him as a number 2 in pecking order.Well done Lewis you are transformed!
@384, f1notsoneutralYou have very short memory , he didn't appear to crumble in Malaysia.
@381, soteraze,"LH is approaching similar form to that of SV in 2013..."Nonsense. As with ALL F1 WDCs, LH has already controlled and won races from PP and the front. We knew this of LH long even before 2014.The difference with SV, is that so far he has shown he can ONLY win races from the front. Put him in the chasing pack or under pressure and he crumbles.
@382. Posted by AndSleep. Well said; obviously Whisky and Chips would be the sort of ghoul who would have thought watching Gladiators fight to the death or Christians being pitted against Lions, was sport. Having recovered from a head injury myself, my prayers and thoughts are with Jules and his family.We need to make the sport as safe as is possible, and if that puts off the ghouls- great
376. Posted by Whisky and ChipsIf F1 drivers are going to get paid what they do, they need to bring the danger and competitiveness back into the 'sport'.=============================Yes, I'm sure Jules Bianchi's parents are thinking exactly the same thing. #facepalm
LH is approaching similar form to that of SV in 2013 when he won 9 in a row mainly leading from the front , impervious to pressure .
No true F1fan would wish to see drivers put in more danger than they face now; unfortunately we have a number of comments posted by the sort of ghouls who only watch F1 in the hope of seeing an accident; I have to feel sorry for them that their lives are so sad.
Lewis has built a solid foundation in this season´s WDC, despite Ferrari supposedly having a tyre advantage in the last race(hot). The next few races will not favour Ferrari and unless Nico repeats his actions of lasy year at Monaco and Spa, Lewis will have established an almost insurmountable lead by the time Ferrari catch up.Nico has had the stuffing knocked out him
#370 the link takes you to the Autosport chat forum. It is not a link to the greats as stipulated. Post the correct link and you might get some likes ;-) PS Not saying I disliked your intent.
I agree whiskey. Banana skins and oil on the track, a little bit of danger for a lot of excitement. Plus, if there was co drivers operating machine guns at the rear, that would be cool too! It would certainly make up for the dreary commentators discussing tyre degradation and pit stop tactics!!
If F1 drivers are going to get paid what they do, they need to bring the danger and competitiveness back into the 'sport'.It really is an absolute bore-fest these days - I wish the BBC would get rid of it, or stipulate that all races are on at midnight
f1neutral - exactly. Given how Jochen Rindt, Roger Williamson and Tom Pryce died, we should never want to go back in time. Drivers should be allowed to live to a ripe old age and regale us with tales of their glory days on pre-race features on race days.I'm sooo looking forward to seeing my first F1 race in person for 10 years at Silverstone this year. Want to add a Lewis win to my collection!
@371, UK Minardi Fan,Indeed.Who wants to go back to any era where there was a high mortality rate amongst the drivers!?Also, sure the V6 hybrids are quieter but on the plus side, you get to hear the squeal of tyres which you never could with the previous engines.Even then, the V6s are a little bit louder this year - with the Honda being loudest - and will probably get louder still.
@369, Papamac,You've got a few years on me! ;) But still, my first memories of F1 are mid-80s, with the late 80s being the first era of F1 I have consistent and substantial memories of. So it's incredible to me that some F1 fans still haven't accepted that F1 evolves and changes. For example, in ten years time, F1 will no doubt look and sound a bit different from today.
the easy solution for them is don't watch it.------------Or just shoot the ones that do!
Simon and f1neutral are right - the world moves on. 1000bhp cars were ditched because they were expensive, fragile and downright dangerous! Manufacturers don't want to make loud gas-guzzling V8/12 engines because ecology/green issues are forefront now in car sales. faukpaz (and others) who want the past - it's all on DVD, the rest of us can tune into the BBC and enjoy the racing we have in 2015.
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