Keep F1 real
I fear for the future of my beloved F1 as each set of rules moves it further from its prime aims (as I see it).
The faster cars go, the further away we have to watch from and the drivers become more protected. The more efficient they become with ‘green’ credentials the quieter and more boring they become. F1 has to be spectacular, colourful, action packed, and dangerous to attract the fans in this extreme excitement world.
It’s a long while since I stood at Silverstone, my heart beating quickly, the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end and my ear defenders struggling to suppress the music of the high revving engines.
TV camera men can follow a car for over half a lap in qualifying these days before the director realises its on an in lap.
Please, F1, stop trying to appease everyone and try to thrill just a few. You’ll never replace the electronic games console, so why try and compete, give the youth of today something bigger and brasher (on track) because they’re ready for it.
The drivers, spectators, and promoters would love to see one off GPS on interesting tracks with full grandstands and full press coverage because they were memorable.