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Sorry for the long story but I would like to see what the general public thinks of my improvements for F1.
Feel free to bash, comment and improve:
- Normal tires, 1 provider for all teams. No limit on amount of tires per weekend.
- 2 pit stop minimum per race
- 150 liters maximum fuel load (so engines are still somewhat efficient)
- No more fuel flow limitations
- Removal of sensors from cars and on-track data management. No more 20 people per team looking at data, cutting cost. The driver should feel if something is wrong, and if its too late, he simply retires. No more ‘strat 6 to save the engine, ‘watch the left front brake’, ‘manage the tires’. No, the driver should feel/smell/hear/know when to back off or face the consequences.
- Support race with completely similar cars in which F1 drivers compete (clios, Seats, A-series, whatever ). A great way for manufacturers to promote road cars AND promote the drivers.Not every race, but 3 times would more than suffice.
- Any engine configuration is allowed. Let the manufacturers complain about leaving, but there are 100s of companies building racing engines, let the teams decide what they want, not the manufacturers. More diversity, more engine failures and teams can simply switch engine supplier in between races if they want/have to.
- Races to be held by in countries where there is a fanbase, not where they have to fly-in the fans (Bahrain, Abu-Dhabi, China, Baku etc.) These races have no point for sponsors nor for fans.
- Protected status for certain tracks, you all know which ones.
- No more Tilke domes. Nobody likes them.
- Dramatic cut in hosting fees, allowing GREAT tracks to also apply for a race. I mean 10 million MAX.
- This will result in FAR lower cost for tickets. Increased attendance, more revenue, more sponsors, healthier finances. Day ticket per person should not cost 120 Euros. If a ticket costs 50 euros, 100,000 people visiting, you are already there.
- ANY circuit can apply. If we excuse Monaco from the safety standards, then why shouldn’t Brand’s Hatch be possible? Because of money? Let teams/drivers decide if they want to show up. Not popular due to safety concerns, it will not be on the calendar.
- Free online distribution of the race, AFTER the race. Free money for the sponsors this way, thus more sponsors will enter the sport.
- Maximum amount of downforce allowed. How you get that downforce, is up to you
- Any budget is allowed to be spent, no budget cuts
- Better distribution of funds.
- Drivers are forced to do gridwalks and fan engagement, be present for the fans, the whole weekend. If you are the best in the world and earn 20 million for driving, better show your gratitude to those who pay for it in the end. Watch Le Mans, see how it works there.
- The catch? For every point you are ahead in the championship, you receive added weight. This is unpopular because it is not ‘pure’. But the more weight a car gets, the more important the driver becomes. It also means a team can spend 2 billion if they want, but if that ends up with a car which is 75 KGs heavier than the rest, there is no point is there? So it will be about spending vs. advantage over the rest. Most will get a shot at the title from day 1, and a great team will still have an advantage over others on many different levels. You simply make sure that a team cannot become dominant for too long. If your advantage diminishes, your weight will also go down. So it is fair. No more unfair then handicapping customer teams but not supplying software for engines or producing tires which only suit a certain team. I am sure a mathematical equation can be created which adds exponential weight for every point ahead 🙂
- All added weight is removed for the final race. This way a team which simply did the best job, will have a chance to consolidate their hard work and show everyone how great they are.
Oh yeah, what is also key for F1 to survive is to get rid of the shady/banking/corrupt government image it now has. If you need to show the boss sitting next to Putin because you want the world to know how evil/powerful you are, you are doing it wrong!
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