Who needs F1?
OUT WEDNESDAY JUNE 29
While there was almost an overload of motorsport on television last week, I think it served to highlight some very stark problems facing F1.
I watch everything from the British Touring Car Championship to Le Mans and the events going on in Baku, and it seemed to me that the weak link in it all was the grand prix.
Sure the track was pretty and it had some challenging parts, but the faux effect caused by the different tyre compounds and the awful Drag Reduction System – allied to the super-long straight at Baku – really made the race a borefest.
Le Mans, on the other hand, had me gripped throughout and showed that the right rules and technology can attract the right manufacturers and the right drivers.
It was edge-of-the-seat stuff for virtually the entire duration.
The BTCC was its usual self, with close action and a big crowd too.
F1 was the poor relation when it came to my sporting weekend, and that is certainly not how it should be.
■ Ceri, Midwales
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