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What ideas do you have to improve motor sport

Discussion in 'Chit Chat Room' started by Winston, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Following on from the ACC ABS/TC thread I think technology plays too big a part in motor sport.
    What are your thoughts and how do you think it could be improved.

    As I said I'd be happy if all electronics were baned other than that required for ignition. Yes I get the technology trickle down theory but I think the car manufacturers would still be competing so road cars would be unaffected, actually it's now road car tech that's making its way into race cars to make them more relevant to the audience.

    Another (mad) idea is they should find a way to divorce drivers from teams in F1 so the drivers are independent and paid on results. Along with this they should have to drive every car during the season. Yeah I know it's radical and has massive implications re confidentiality but both championships would fascinating and every driver would have a much fairer crack of the whip. ;)
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  3. John Gordon

    John Gordon Hardcore Simmer

    Sure, let's go back to Flintstone cars.

    Technology moves forward.

    There's always classic racing to keep your juices flowing.
    aotto1977 and After_Midnight like this.
  4. F1Aussie

    F1Aussie Racer

    Sprinklers on the tracks at random times, lol.
    ShimonART likes this.
  5. D_Rod

    D_Rod Gamer

    Exactly where and who?
    After_Midnight likes this.
  6. Tberg

    Tberg Alien

    Seen the movie 'Death Race'?
  7. plaid

    plaid Alien

    Or Deadlock.
  8. D_Rod

    D_Rod Gamer

  9. Gevatter

    Gevatter Alien

    Why would you want to improve motorsports, it's thriving. There is a myriad of disiplines, with lots of different technological standards. If one discipline is too boring for you for the technology used, watch something else.

    F1 was always an engineering contest, as were the Le Mans prototypes, and it should stay that way IMO. There should always be one or two disciplines that bring innovations. If you want balanced racing with equalized cars or single chassis classes, go F2, F3 or F4, or GT3 and WTCR. If GT3 is too high tech still, watch GT4 or Porsche Cup races. If 4 wheels are to many, go Moto GP. If anything unter 5 tons is child's play, watch Truck Racing (Copa Truck! <3 ), if you want jumpy cars watch Rally or Supertrucks. Comically undersized vehicles? Legends Racing or Aussie Race cars. Bending metal? Banger racing. Afraid of right hand turns? Nascar and IndyCar got you covered.

    Sometimes I get the impression people forget how many choices there are in motorsports.
    chksix, aotto1977, WallyM and 4 others like this.
  10. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Fuel saving , energy recovery driven by the need to reduce emissions!!
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  11. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    Drivers are becoming passengers and if we continue on the current trajectory they will continue to do less and less.
    IF the holy grail is to continually improve technology at the expense of driver skill surely that argument ends in getting rid of drivers altogether.
    miky and hristo1026 like this.
  12. D_Rod

    D_Rod Gamer

    I believe you misunderstood what I asked. Show me where fuel saving and energy recovery technology was introduced from road cars to race cars.

    Please don't say that fuel saving/engine recovery/hybrids was brought on by manufacturers. It wasn't, or else we'd still be hearing V10's in F1. Societal changes is something that racing adapted to (hybrid era in racing) which trickled down into nearly every car now.
  13. martcerv

    martcerv Alien

    If that was actually true then no team would pay any driver the big dollars they do. Surely if there was no skill needed you could just hire a casual off the street at minimum wage to do the driving job or a hot grid girl for more exposure for the sponsors. :p
    Jebus and After_Midnight like this.
  14. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    Driverless car racing, anyone?
  15. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    As I said the drive to reduce emissions have been introduced in order to make F1 more relevant to fans, that's just a simple fact however you dress it up.
  16. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    I didn't say there was no skill, I just think you shouldn't have electronics intervening in car control. I do think it reduces the need for certain skills.
  17. Winston

    Winston Hardcore Simmer

    And what about those shopping trolleys in WRC? I'm not disputing they are fast but really!
    Where are the Imprezas Lancer Evos type cars?
    The marketing men with their unisex cars have too much power these days.
    There is a real need to have a look at the direction of travel of some motorsport an make it exciting and engaging again.
  18. D_Rod

    D_Rod Gamer

    Yes, society has become more conscious of emissions and pollution, the FIA believes that it’s important for the sport to play its part in embracing the future direction of automobiles in general. So no it's not a road car manufacturer that created tech to go into racecars like you said. It's the changing world.

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