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Old 31.07.2017, 01:45 PM
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Not exactly wheel-to-wheel racing and suspense in Mid Ohio's IndyCar race but consecutive wins for Newgarden have done his prospects a great deal of good.
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Old 31.07.2017, 08:19 PM
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Not exactly wheel-to-wheel racing and suspense in Mid Ohio's IndyCar race but consecutive wins for Newgarden have done his prospects a great deal of good.
The racing further down the order was good and its made the standings at the top of the table interesting with four races to go.
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Old 02.08.2017, 02:41 PM
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A note from May 2011:

"You can't win. The rules of F1 were changed to try to make more overtaking possible. Now, some of the usual suspects are moaning that there's too much of it!"

It would be nice if they repeated whatever it was that they did back then.
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Old 02.08.2017, 07:09 PM
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A note from May 2011:

"You can't win. The rules of F1 were changed to try to make more overtaking possible. Now, some of the usual suspects are moaning that there's too much of it!"

It would be nice if they repeated whatever it was that they did back then.
was watching the guys on sky talking about this after the last GP and they said they have to go back to the simple front wings.once cars get close the loss of down force makes it hard at times to follow on tight circuits.

I also would like re-fueling back as it made the strategy better,the 1 stop GP's are awful as everybody does the same.
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Old 06.08.2017, 01:50 PM
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That rain really goosed up the Czech MotoGP races. Lots of action in Moto3 and an apparently effortless win for Mir, who is looking unstoppable.

Moto2 was definitely a race of two halves after the red flagging for rain. Dreadful luck for Pasini, who looked like winning, crashing out on the last lap of part II, which was a one-horse race as far as Luthi was concerned.

Marc Marquez got it exactly right in the MotoGP race when he did his bike change. What were the others thinking? Worryingly for him, it did look like he might not have won as others were a lot faster than him. But that could just have been because he was taking it easy having gained an ENORMOUS lead through superior tactics.
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Old 08.08.2017, 04:40 PM
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A note from May 2011:

"You can't win. The rules of F1 were changed to try to make more overtaking possible. Now, some of the usual suspects are moaning that there's too much of it!"

It would be nice if they repeated whatever it was that they did back then.
F1 and it's 'most technologically advanced motorsport' ethos is incompatible with entertaining racing.

You can have entertainment, or you can have massive technological advancement - but you can't have both.

Limit horsepower (but allow teams to use differing methods of reaching that limit - turbos, hybrids, whatever), reduce aero-effect, increase mechanical grip, do away with refuelling and tyre changes, and give them tyres that will only just survive a race distance.

If that makes the cars less advanced then so be it. NASCAR is essentially 30 year old technology (with a few safety exceptions) and it's far more entertaining throughout the race distance than F1 is.
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Old 13.08.2017, 02:13 PM
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F1 and it's 'most technologically advanced motorsport' ethos is incompatible with entertaining racing.

You can have entertainment, or you can have massive technological advancement - but you can't have both.

Limit horsepower (but allow teams to use differing methods of reaching that limit - turbos, hybrids, whatever), reduce aero-effect, increase mechanical grip, do away with refuelling and tyre changes, and give them tyres that will only just survive a race distance.

If that makes the cars less advanced then so be it. NASCAR is essentially 30 year old technology (with a few safety exceptions) and it's far more entertaining throughout the race distance than F1 is.
I think F1 has grasped that, which is why each new set of rules is another attempt at dumbing down -- and massive technological advancement is off the table. Keeping the audience coming back is much more important now.
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Old 13.08.2017, 02:15 PM
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Another wonderful morning's motorbike racing in Austria. Mir is looking unstoppable in Moto3, as is Morbidelli in Moto2, but there is abundant entertainment behind them.

That scrap between Marquez and Dovi in the MotoGP race was a classic!

More!
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Old 13.08.2017, 04:48 PM
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Another wonderful morning's motorbike racing in Austria. Mir is looking unstoppable in Moto3, as is Morbidelli in Moto2, but there is abundant entertainment behind them.

That scrap between Marquez and Dovi in the MotoGP race was a classic!

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Good racing again and you will be getting your wish with extra races being added next year and the year after.
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Old 21.08.2017, 01:20 PM
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Yesterday's Pocono 500 proves that you can have a crap IndyCar at first, get some damage to it and still get it good enough to win on a really long oval. The only pity is that our old friend the whingeing Aussie got the benefit of the good fortune.
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