Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:49 PM
I for one, I'm never sure about the whole "missing the X decade". Rosy tinted glasses and all that, you know?
I do agree that there are too many tilkedromes for my taste and I do miss many of the long gone tracks, old Hockenheim included. But I was never too fond of mere top speed tracks like the old Monza (or even the nerfed down new one). A couple of those are good, but not every track or last year's championship would have ended after the third race.
As for the cars, they also broke down which is good in a sense, because that levelled the chances somehow but also massively disappointing when a guy had done everything great, only to lose to some mysterious gemlin on the last lap (think about Seb's disapointment with the alternator, for an example). And regarding a more levelled field, with DRS and Pirelli surprise tires you get the same result as with the unpredictable 80's engines.
If you think about "legit" overtaking as opposed to DRS overtakings I do agree that I don't like DRS/KERS overtakings, I'd rather see the old draft regular ones. But then again, in nowadays cars that would be either impossible or imposed through new "artificial" rules and in the end it will merely make unbeatable cars even more unbeatable with the current levels of reliability.
So it's a mixed bag. This season is being memorable so I don't have that many complaints, but then again I am an Alonso fan so no need to take anything I say for granted
"Great drivers are the ones who win the races they're not supposed to" - K.Chandhok
"On the rare occasions that I play a racing game I often think ‘you know what this needs? A boss battle or two.’ A Formula One game in which, suddenly, everybody else has a monster truck and their sole desire is to squash you. A street racing game with a tank or two blowing the roads and buildings to bits. A Nascar game with a track that occasionally bends to the right" (Adam Smith - RPS)
Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:04 PM
But not the haircuts. Even Andres had a mullet...
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch
Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the hell is the ceiling?
I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:02 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:16 AM
I think plenty of people out there share your perspective. For me personally, I want whatever tomorrow's F1 is, literally tomorrow and figuratively, i.e. the future.
But there are people who long for something from the past, and maybe thirty years from now I'll be longing for this era, who knows.
As for shifting, I guess it's just more the nature of F1 to evolve around car technology than to evolve around what would be more of a challenge for the driver (assuming the old style of shifting would be). But again, I never experienced the old way, so I can't exactly comment.
Probably some tradeoffs, too. I really like refueling and fuel strategy. Getting that back would change everything, though, and I'm enjoying this season a lot, so I wouldn't want to get too dramatic in altering race procedures.
From my own view: I like to have at least one, maybe two, but never more than that, races to watch in a given weekend (best for me is to have a sports car race Saturday and a Grand Prix on Sunday). I just figure out what's the best thing to watch that weekend and watch it. F1's taking priority over any other races for me this year, so I figure I must be enjoying it.
Yeah, that's the thing I long for from the 80s...glad there's live stuff all over YouTube...
Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:01 PM
Music connects people through the unspoken appreciation of something that sounds right. Something that taps into the deepest corners of your soul, making you feel alive. When someone else gets it too and you know they do, it feels beautiful.
"To be brutal and honest I don't have a thin skin and others who whine over every little thing will not curry favour. I'm just going to try to keep this place fun, as it has been for all of these years." Pumpdoc, 8th Decemeber 2010.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:17 PM
Fray Luis de León said:
Tradition has it that he began his lecture the first day after returning from four years' imprisonment with the words "as we were saying yesterday..."
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