Formula 1… and why I can't be bothered with it
I don't know – didn't seem entirely unreasonably when you considered what was applied to STR's new driver. Personally I'd say that he should be allowed to test – MS is only racing through misfortune (eg Massa's accident) rather than being of their own making (firing Bourdais) but there you go.Posted 8 years agoDickyboyMember
How exactly do F1 manage it, as far as I can tell almost all other sports manage to make their top level of competition more interesting to watch than the lower divisions, yet with F1 nearly all other motorsports (apart from some American drivel) are hugely more entertaining to watchPosted 8 years agothe-muffin-manSubscriber
yet with F1 nearly all other motorsports (apart from some American drivel) are hugely more entertaining to watch
From my experience all motor racing can be as dull as ditchwater sometimes – no matter what the category. I fell asleep in the grandstands at Silverstone one whilst attempting to watch an F3000 race!
And to answer the OP, is think FW is correct to block the test. If anyone should be capable of jumping into a car with no testing it should be a seven time world champion.Posted 8 years agoMrSalmonMember
Seems a bit harsh at first but I think it's fair enough. As others have said the new Toro Rosso guy didn't get to test, and it's not much good having rules if you then start making exceptions. Don't forget that testing isn't just (or even mostly) about the driver getting some practice- Ferrari would be getting a lot of info about the car from those laps that the other teams wouldn't. I'm more surprised that the others said yes than that Williams said no.Posted 8 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
They should make them all have a great big fight and get it over with.Posted 8 years ago
No-one gets to test, regardless of reasoning – thats why they're called rules and not guidelines. MS should be more than capable of jumping in the car and driving it fairly well, and he can test in a car that is nearly identical no problems.
Motorsport has no spririt anymore, thats what happens when things turn professional.Posted 8 years agouponthedownsMember
As Mr Salmon said Ferrari and Schumacher could take advantage to run a few mods on the car. A whole days testing is a lot of laps. Schumacher's professional enough and ruthless enough to make the most of every situation.
Quite complement to him really that Williams seem to be running scared.Posted 8 years agokimbersSubscriber
ive just seen the daily mashes take on this and i loved their summing up of F1……..Posted 8 years ago
" Just a procession of tax-avoiding millionaires following each other around the track in the precise order they set off"neverfastenuffMember
Its thoroughly fair as the new driver for Torro Rosso ( Spaniard ) did not get any test drives prior to his baptism at Hungary.Posted 8 years ago
At least Herr Schumy has his wealth of experience to rely on..
I think its more unfair to ban Alonso, why cannot he race in Valencia but team be denied any constructors points ?
Its ludicrous to deny the Spanish fans their hero ..
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