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Formula to save Formula 1

1. Ferrari must sack M Shumacher - they could say he wanted to spend
more time with his family etc.
2. All cars must use the same engine and tyres.
3. Only one driver and car per team
4. Electronic driving aids banned.
5. Bernie Ecclestone to be appointed chief janitor at all
6. Eddie Jordan to be appointed to take Bernie's place.
7. No points for anyone outside the first three
8. Spectators to be allowed into paddock when racing is not going
9. Circuits to be made more difficult so as to have more crashing.
10 qualifying and racing to take place on the one day.
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

But then it would not be Formula 1 but rather something Like Formula Ford
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

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... and the Dukes of Hazard!!!
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On a more serious note, I'd love to see somehting along the lines of the BTCC applied to f1. Let the factory teams (ferrari/mclaren/williams etc),go off and do what they want to do no limits beyond those required for saftey...

For the minardi/jordans and anybody else who wants to join there is a second class on track at the same time with cars built around fixed engine/gearbox transmission, they have their own championship but can also score points in the premier championship.

This way we get full grids, the cost of entry is lowered, the small boys have somethi
ng to race for and can aspire to compete, with more cars on the track we get racing especailly with the mix between ultimate cars plus standard "f1.25" cars...

The only person I think who wouldn't like this is Bernie as he won't nake as much money from his exclusive "gentlemans club" to turn a phrase.


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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

Should use 5 stud bolts, not studs and be made to hold the wheel on while trying to use the spider to do them up

And use a normal forecourt petrol pump whoosh <click> <click> whoosh whoosh <click> whoosh <click>
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

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And use a normal forecourt petrol pump whoosh <click> <click> whoosh whoosh <click> whoosh <click>
You'd also have the 15 minutes you have to wait for the assistant to authorize the use of the pump before you even get started.
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

It's so blinkin' simple no-one has thought of it...

Formula 1.5

Each team has to build a car, in either class I or class II.

Once they have declared they have a class I or II car (in January) they have to keep to that class for the rest of the season.

Class I is the full-monty, 3.0ltr V10. 650kg etc. 950bhp @ 18,000 rpm
Class II is a 3.0 ltr V8 600kg 850 bhp @ 17,000 rpm

So, round Monza, Spa, Indianapolis, it's all go, go, go for the big teams. Round the Hungaro's and Monacos and Magny Course, the little dudes in Class II are all of a sudden crawling all over the front of the grid what with their lighter weight, lower tyre wear (= more grip) and more grunty engines.

You'd still fancy the top teams to be there at the end of the season but there would be races where the grid would be unusual and the Jordans and Jag's (RIP) would more than get a look in.

A V8 is cheaper too...

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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

Ah my pet ...F1 Boring boring bit this yr...Shoemaker going into tunnel in Ferrari ,coming out in delboyss Reliant robin
How's about BTCC style weight penaltys...banger racing reverse grids ...Colway remolds anyone???
Something needs 2 be done, a procession of wedge shaped billboards/ciggie packets led by Bootmender just dosn't fire my rockets any more .......... over....Narlo..........
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

No F1 should be kept roughly as it is but;

Ban carbon Brakes, to increase braking distances
Reduce down force, by limiting wing sizes more.
Bring back wide slicks, to give more mechanical grip.
Ban Traction Control,
Ask Shumi, (Politely) to try his hand at Indi cars.

To standardise things like engines and transmissions is just plain wrong, F1 is meant to be more than just wheel to wheel racing, it's more like a technological 'War' in a peacefull form, it's meant to push the boundaries of technology, it won't if you have to use the same engine as the next team.
IMO of course, .....but I'm right
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Re: Formula to save Formula 1

I rather like rather like Ralf`s solution.Genius.
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