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arry
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the cars are 'too easy' to drive these days but would make the point that the drivers nowadays are pure athletes whereas this was far less the case in the 80's for example. Even things like tailored diet and fluid formulas and intake during races are much more sophisticated and designed to help them maintain their condition in even the hottest race environments.

Simply put - a modern age driver would most likely handle 50 laps in Senna's car from a physical perspective better than racers of that era.
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This has got nothing to do with driver fitness. It's about the daft rules and regs that are killing off a Motorsport that many have enjoyed over the years.

Even my 19 nephew who is a race loving petrolhead says F1 is pants.

I'd rather see a bunch of fat bar-steward's toughing it out on any given Sunday.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wizard993 wrote:
This has got nothing to do with driver fitness. It's about the daft rules and regs that are killing off a Motorsport that many have enjoyed over the years.

Even my 19 nephew who is a race loving petrolhead says F1 is pants.

I'd rather see a bunch of fat bar-steward's toughing it out on any given Sunday.


Missing the point completely. Lots of other formula's to watch, V8 supercars is all about the race so maybe your nephew should watch that, but it's a bit like watching women's football. Take a look at the big picture of F1.

Modern cars are just better and faster, i dont see how that translates into being easy though. The drivers have much more to do, much more to think about and a much faster car to drive. Watch Brundle drive the merc W06, he was utterly blown away by it; Hamilton just makes it look easy.

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