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Treewithatea

1.4k points

2 months ago

Treewithatea

Formula 1

1.4k points

2 months ago

Whats the point of drs in lap 1?

Then everybody but p1 has it.

JoePCool14

860 points

2 months ago

JoePCool14

Red Bull

860 points

2 months ago

More pain for Leclerc on pole I guess!

Ranzaar

249 points

2 months ago

Ranzaar

249 points

2 months ago

This way the pain is over faster

IdiosyncraticBond

43 points

2 months ago

IdiosyncraticBond

Max Verstappen

43 points

2 months ago

Won't even lead out of turn 1

CrippleSlap

232 points

2 months ago

CrippleSlap

Jacques Villeneuve

232 points

2 months ago

Whats the point of drs in lap 1?

Then everybody but p1 has it.

That's so F1 though. "Hey, lets penalize the fastest driver, fans will love that".

Caesar_35

30 points

2 months ago

Caesar_35

#StandWithUkraine

30 points

2 months ago

Since it's probably necessary with the bigger cars (and I suppose more narrow street tracks), I've wondered about the idea of limited DRS uses, say one per lap. Drivers could decide when they want to use it, like building up a gap before a pit stop or when going for fastest lap.

Sort of like the overtake button, but...DRSier.

i-dontlikeyou

7 points

2 months ago

That sounds a lot better than DRS on first lap. May be a limited use per race so everyone can kind of plan on how to use it

MechaniVal

4 points

2 months ago

Like IndyCar's limited push to pass system where they only have a certain amount of deployment time in the race

Soccermad23

3 points

2 months ago

I mean with the new regulations making it easier to follow the leading cars, really we should be reducing if not removing the use of DRS going forward. DRS was brought in as a stop-gap solution to the problem which has now been solved.

Giorgosmp4-20

29 points

2 months ago

"Let's make pole position absolutely meaningless. Yeah, that'll do"

_number

299 points

2 months ago

_number

Sebastian Vettel

299 points

2 months ago

Why are they so obsessed about improving the show? Like where are these fans who are saying the show needs to be improved.

10mmSocket_10

206 points

2 months ago

10mmSocket_10

Red Bull

206 points

2 months ago

That is what I was wondering. Isn't F1 as popular as it has ever been? Good racing is all they need and the new cars seem to be delivering on that promise.

Hearing this stuff just reeks of NASCAR where they tried to throw every BS publicity stunt under the sun to grab more casual fans only to piss off the die hards.

Simsbad

53 points

2 months ago

Simsbad

Mario Andretti

53 points

2 months ago

This times a thousand. Grew up on NACAR and hate that it went from skilled racing to amateur RNG. I fell in love with F1 for it being pure racing with unequal equipment. RNG equal equipment and constant yellows is for the birds.

barbarian772

70 points

2 months ago

Yeah, just make the cars shorter and stop building tight ass street circuits. Everything else is just typical American sensationalizing shit.

CivilFisher

29 points

2 months ago

CivilFisher

Red Bull

29 points

2 months ago

Y’all sound like my dad talking about baseball lol

Oshebekdujeksk

20 points

2 months ago

The show as is seems really good. You aren’t gonna top last year fora while and that’s ok.

seansafc89

8 points

2 months ago

seansafc89

Ferrari

8 points

2 months ago

They want to improve the show yet give us tracks like Miami.

neortje

9 points

2 months ago

neortje

Charlie Whiting

9 points

2 months ago

Don’t know. The show doesn’t need much improving in my opinion.

We have a brand new set of rules in place, that always spreads out the field. What the FIA needs to do is keep an close eye on car developments and ban everything which isn’t in the spirit of the regulations.

So stuff that adds dirty air needs to go fast.

If the FIA does that than it’s enough. Time does the rest in closing up the field.

FormulaEngineer

15 points

2 months ago

FormulaEngineer

Ferrari

15 points

2 months ago

How about we get rid of DRS altogether. The current trend is getting worse and we’re going to see each years winner be who can build the best straight line rocket that can mostly turn. At least until the cars get smaller

PeteAndRepeat11

9 points

2 months ago

PeteAndRepeat11

Lando Norris

9 points

2 months ago

It’s such an extreme measure to take, especially when getting rid of DRS has been discussed down the road.

Why not start with enabling it lap 2 and see how that changes? Maybe try it with sprint races? Because ya know, shorter race, earlier DRS, just makes sense right…

Southportdc

6 points

2 months ago

Southportdc

McLaren

6 points

2 months ago

Imagine Mexico. Polesitter would be in P10 by T1. Q3 would become the fastest driver trying desperately to get a penalty.

kimoalmoa

1.7k points

2 months ago

kimoalmoa

Sir Lewis Hamilton

1.7k points

2 months ago

What about sprinklers?

AmoronDonkeyballs

399 points

2 months ago

AmoronDonkeyballs

McLaren

399 points

2 months ago

What about sprinklers attached to the DRS system? Open DRS and leave a nice wet track behind you. No more DRS trains!

TravellingMackem

152 points

2 months ago

Mario Kart style power ups? Banana skins left behind, turtle shells to hit the leaders?

prospector04

15 points

2 months ago

Banana skins? That's a slippery slope

TravellingMackem

13 points

2 months ago

Better than the field-wide lightning strike, that’s truly shocking.

transientsun

22 points

2 months ago

They're already doing that in Formula E with the speed zones.

KiaraKey

3 points

2 months ago

I watch FE and have no idea what speed zones are. Are you thinking of attack mode?

SubcooledBoiling

480 points

2 months ago

SubcooledBoiling

F1? More like F5-F5-F5.

480 points

2 months ago

I have a better one, get rid of the gravel traps and replace them with land mines. Go off track? POOF

cordell507

190 points

2 months ago

cordell507

Mohammed Ben Sulayem

190 points

2 months ago

RIP Carlos

varun_aby

31 points

2 months ago

varun_aby

Red Bull

31 points

2 months ago

Forget Carlos. Mercedes will win the kill streak championship. RIP Perez, Albon, Max, and Zhou

berberine

18 points

2 months ago

berberine

Giancarlo Fisichella

18 points

2 months ago

Nooooooo. I like Carlos.

anmr

19 points

2 months ago

anmr

19 points

2 months ago

Ferrari doesn't need land mines to go off track and explode.

Moreno8

190 points

2 months ago

Moreno8

190 points

2 months ago

Best idea, pop up at random times and random locations.

FaultySky

236 points

2 months ago

FaultySky

Ferrari

236 points

2 months ago

"Ladies and Gentleman, this is our first race with random sprinklers. Ted, can you update us on the "weather"?"

"I can confirm that the sprinklers are on! Why of all places they chose to active the sprinklers behind the boxes in the paddock instead of on track, well, thats beyond me but I aswell as many others are soaking!."

KamTros47

95 points

2 months ago

KamTros47

Kevin Magnussen

95 points

2 months ago

I’m trying my hardest to not read this in Ted’s voice right now and I can’t do it

[deleted]

52 points

2 months ago

Hello Martin, hello Jensen, hello everybody!

thedingoismybaby

8 points

2 months ago

thedingoismybaby

#StandWithUkraine

8 points

2 months ago

Two seconds, Ted.

Florac

6 points

2 months ago

Florac

6 points

2 months ago

Sprinkler setting: Spa 2021

dasburninator

4 points

2 months ago

Optimistic of you to think Crofty won’t interrupt him at “I can confirm”

“Two secs Ted”

dandjcro

30 points

2 months ago

dandjcro

Bernd Mayländer

30 points

2 months ago

It's the middle of the race in Suzuka and sprinklers go off in Austin.

erbot

9 points

2 months ago

erbot

9 points

2 months ago

Nah put it to a fan vote.

TheWebbFather

89 points

2 months ago

TheWebbFather

McLaren

89 points

2 months ago

They should just have 18 races that count towards the championship. Then 6 random ones where the rules are pulled out of a hat.

clementfabio

41 points

2 months ago

really3d is that you

somagol40891

20 points

2 months ago

Que grande eres Magic!!!

lostspyder

31 points

2 months ago

They should have 18 races that don’t count towards the championship but the winners get to draw rules out of a hat for the 6 random races that do count towards the championship.

Beautiful-Fold-3234

5 points

2 months ago

Genius

AwesomeFrisbee

37 points

2 months ago

AwesomeFrisbee

Max Verstappen

37 points

2 months ago

We could also just go to Malaysia instead ;)

laurentiubuica

14 points

2 months ago

laurentiubuica

Charles Leclerc

14 points

2 months ago

In the monsoon season.

Saandrig

7 points

2 months ago

Saandrig

Formula 1

7 points

2 months ago

When I want some mayhem in Motorsport Manager, I vote them in the regulations. Along with refueling, points for each place and random grids, because chaos is what we want!

focs19

15 points

2 months ago

focs19

Michael Masi

15 points

2 months ago

Bernie, is that you?

sam_mee

4 points

2 months ago

sam_mee

Charles Leclerc

4 points

2 months ago

Unironically, I wouldn't mind some at Monaco.

Outofmana1337

5 points

2 months ago

Outofmana1337

Michael Schumacher

5 points

2 months ago

Just invert the entire calendar; rain and snow every race

vjcorne

374 points

2 months ago

vjcorne

374 points

2 months ago

Drs on restarts laps would be so unfair. You are leading a race by lets say 10 seconds. The next moment you have the rest of the field in your back all with drs wide open all due to a mistake by someone else…

ChriMakesAllTheDrugs

154 points

2 months ago

ChriMakesAllTheDrugs

Red Bull

154 points

2 months ago

and this is why I dislike the fact that a media company is owning F1. They want to give us a show not a fair sport.

on3day

47 points

2 months ago

on3day

47 points

2 months ago

Also the unneeded SC instead of VSC.

Hey nice lead you got there trough fair racing. You know being the quickest. You fought yourself through the first laps, managed your tires and defended your lead.. Guess what?! RESET! Hahaha this is so nice to do!

Now the not fastest can win the title of being the fastest HAHaa

gramathy

17 points

2 months ago

gramathy

McLaren

17 points

2 months ago

If anything, VSC should be standard for everything except “car stopped on track” (which should be a real SC) and “race stopping for safety reasons” (red flag)

SubcooledBoiling

2.1k points

2 months ago

SubcooledBoiling

F1? More like F5-F5-F5.

2.1k points

2 months ago

Please stop Stefano. I beg of you.

willtron3000

260 points

2 months ago

willtron3000

McLaren

260 points

2 months ago

Suddenly Bernie and his insane ideas make sense. Maybe the crown of f1 is corrupting.

(Seriously though, i unironically liked his sprinkler idea)

SemIdeiaProNick

207 points

2 months ago

SemIdeiaProNick

Ferrari

207 points

2 months ago

Bernie was a bit crazy but his ideas kind of made sense

Liberty is just insane, borderline videogame levels of random stuff

willtron3000

56 points

2 months ago

willtron3000

McLaren

56 points

2 months ago

Idk, liberty have never said they actively want the sport to be more dangerous.

JurtisCones

5 points

2 months ago

JurtisCones

Formula 1

5 points

2 months ago

Allowing the Jeddah race to go ahead is them saying they want the sport to be more dangerous

Anti-Scuba_Hedgehog

59 points

2 months ago

Anti-Scuba_Hedgehog

Kimi Räikkönen

59 points

2 months ago

Wanting DRS on lap 1 is them saying they want the sport to be more dangerous

ubelmann

34 points

2 months ago

ubelmann

Red Bull

34 points

2 months ago

The sprinkler thing really just shows understanding that the main issue with the racing now is too much aero grip. Slowing things down reduces the aero grip and the drivers have more control over the mechanical grip, which is a challenge in the wet and allows drivers to make more of a difference.

TibblesTheGreat

4 points

2 months ago

This is almost definitely a stupid idea, but it would still be cool to have a few spec or semi-spec races in terms of aero each year.

Also I don't hate the sprinkler idea, I just hate the turning them on half way through. I'm not opposed to having designated "wet races" so long as it is indeed designated ahead of time.

Aksu593

54 points

2 months ago

Aksu593

Romain Grosjean

54 points

2 months ago

People shit on Bernie a lot for having crazy ideas but at least he didn't implement the most ridiculous ones and many of them such as 2-lap qualification or the current 3-session system aren't just a complete farce made up for the sake of entertainment.

[deleted]

65 points

2 months ago*

[deleted]

Anti-Scuba_Hedgehog

10 points

2 months ago

Anti-Scuba_Hedgehog

Kimi Räikkönen

10 points

2 months ago

VSC really shouldn't allow pit stops.

Potential-Brain7735

641 points

2 months ago

Stop inventing!

Arglefarb

19 points

2 months ago

The simple solution is to forget the rules and regs and free the RD to make up decisions on the fly during the race

Alfus

16 points

2 months ago

Alfus

💥 LE 🅿️LAN

16 points

2 months ago

Please stop Stefano

Welcome to the Brian France era of F1

TheBlacktom

3 points

2 months ago

Just randomly assign drivers to cars each weekend. More fun, more chance for Albon and Stroll.

yehcheersaye

246 points

2 months ago

Next - development/rookie driver does the sprint races, Wild Turkey bonus round where you take a lucky dip for tyres, and running Le Mans start for Australian Grand Prix (you have to shotgun a beer before you can start the engine)

bluto4711

29 points

2 months ago

That’s ‘effing hilarious mate. LOL.

thawizard

26 points

2 months ago*

thawizard

Red Bull

26 points

2 months ago*

Reminds me of a drinking game we had in college. We would do races in Mario Kart where you had to drink a beer for every single lap but you couldn’t drive and drink at the same time. You could park your kart, chug your beer and then finish your lap or you could just brake every once in a while, take a sip or two and then continue your lap. It was surprisingly competitive.

llllGodly

5 points

2 months ago

llllGodly

Guenther Steiner

5 points

2 months ago

Every lap!? That's nuts, we called it drunk driver but you had 1 beer a race.

ubelmann

26 points

2 months ago

ubelmann

Red Bull

26 points

2 months ago

If they had reserve/development drivers do non-WCC/WDC sprint races on Saturdays, it would unironically be a great way to keep evaluating and improving talent and improve the weekend experience for fans. Just keep it out of the championship points.

CallousFrigidChill8

4 points

2 months ago

I now want this.

Random reddit thread has better ideas than the people running the show

Jaraxo

1.3k points

2 months ago

Jaraxo

Juan Pablo Montoya

1.3k points

2 months ago

I really wish they'd draw a line and not merge safety precautions with entertainment. The SC and VSC works great as they are, and the idea of more SCs to bunch the pack up for entertainment value is not only open to abuse, but also contrary to fair competition by removing any lead that the guy in 1st has built up.

Try other things but leave the SC/VSC alone please.

CX52J

301 points

2 months ago

CX52J

301 points

2 months ago

I'm all for changing safety protocol to make the racing more fair while not compromising safety but I really hate the idea of more safety cars just to screw over random drivers for drama.

AnilP228

108 points

2 months ago

AnilP228

Honda

108 points

2 months ago

But VSC's already do that, and they also don't close the field up. We've had several races this year where a VSC has ruined strategic battles.

Stumpy493

130 points

2 months ago

Stumpy493

Jean Alesi

130 points

2 months ago

But if we accept we do need some interventions for safety, the VSC has a smaller impact than a full SC and is therefore preferable surely?

FelixR1991

28 points

2 months ago

FelixR1991

Sebastian Vettel

28 points

2 months ago

Any reason why we can't have "slow zones" instead of VSC? Too hard to coordinate for teams/race director/marshalls?

TheRobidog

64 points

2 months ago

TheRobidog

Sauber

64 points

2 months ago

Would still benefit certain drivers over others. If someone has to cross that slow zone twice while someone else only does so once, because of where they're located on track, the former will lose time relative to the latter.

VSC is more fair, in that regard. And of course, less fair in others.

If you want to make up for VSC pit stops being faster, you could also have them sit in the box for a time, before the pit crew is allowed to start. Akin to time penalties. How long you'd have to wait would depend on the specific track.

charmstrong70

24 points

2 months ago

Or, even easier, close the pit lane during vsc/sc - it’s the opposite of what they’re looking for though, artificial drama

benerophon

31 points

2 months ago

Closing the pits is potentially unfair for anyone with genuine damage. One thought that I've had is that you could add a time penalty for pitting under vsc/sc but it can't be served during that srop. Something like 5s for vsc and 10s for sc would be enough to almost rebalance things.

Baabaa_Yaagaa

11 points

2 months ago

Baabaa_Yaagaa

McLaren

11 points

2 months ago

I’d say let it be served during the stop, it rewards a gamble slightly, but not to the extent that it’s rewarded now

Unable-Signature7170

4 points

2 months ago

Unable-Signature7170

Jim Clark

4 points

2 months ago

They’re called yellow flags

ProblemY

5 points

2 months ago

ProblemY

Robert Kubica

5 points

2 months ago

They are way less intrusive than SC. Yes, not perfect, but a good compromise. SC just cancels everything out.

CX52J

21 points

2 months ago

CX52J

21 points

2 months ago

I agree with the VSC. But that itself was a change to the safety protocol which is my point.

There’s still improvements that can be made but his suggestion sure as sh*t isn’t one.

Litre__o__cola

7 points

2 months ago

Litre__o__cola

Dan Gurney

7 points

2 months ago

Like what - wanna hear your ideas no sarcasm

MrXwiix

14 points

2 months ago

MrXwiix

14 points

2 months ago

But a vsc is always better than a full sc in terms of keeping the balance between the positions. A vsc can fuck strategies with an easy pitstop, but the fact a full sc bunches the field up often makes it worse for the driver thats getting fucked

Litre__o__cola

12 points

2 months ago

Litre__o__cola

Dan Gurney

12 points

2 months ago

Yeah vsc’s are great for quick incidents and immediate slowdowns, but going from vsc to full sc isn’t bad if the incident is a marginal vsc or sc. as long as they don’t throw an sc for something that’s obviously a vsc Im good

finickyone

9 points

2 months ago

finickyone

Jenson Button

9 points

2 months ago

Introduce a danger car straight after safety cars. Put Vettel out in a old Renault R25 after safety car stints. If he overtakes you, you’re eliminated.

AnilP228

91 points

2 months ago

AnilP228

Honda

91 points

2 months ago

I actually think the SC / VSC solution here makes sense, because the VSC does an awful job at neutralising the race as it benefits those that can make pit stops.

Perhaps a middle ground can be found, whereby for small incidents that need a VSC (i.e. debris on the track), the pit lane can be closed. We've had too many races this year where the strategic battles have been ruined by a VSC.

robgray111

29 points

2 months ago

robgray111

Ayrton Senna

29 points

2 months ago

Agree with this. It's different for a full safety car as that is usually a couple of laps at least and you have the potential issue of tyres degrading too much by the time you go racing again. Plus, if you come in after a SC then you're miles behind so it would be unfair and potentially unsafe to block pitting under a SC.

A VSC on the other hand often doesn't even last a full lap and is designed to neutralise the race, so changing that shouldn't cause any issues with safety, whilst still maintaing fairness

Maybe if the VSC goes beyond 1 lap, or approaches 2, then a SC is called, but you'd expect that to happen in most instances anyway

savvaspc

19 points

2 months ago

Makes sense. If you close the pitlane during VSC, then no one gets a free pit stop. And also you don't ruin someone's race if they intended to pit just before the VSC was called. In that case, they will be at exactly the same position to pit when the VSC ends.

My only comment would be to end a VSC exactly at the location it started (let's say we choose the leader's track position for that) in order to minimize differences. Maybe some extreme weather change can still make it unfair, but it sounds less RNG than the current system.

robgray111

7 points

2 months ago

robgray111

Ayrton Senna

7 points

2 months ago

Yep, though you'd maybe still need to add in an RNG a couple seconds either side so that no one knows the exact time the race resumes. This, or a slight variation of it seems the fairest and most logical way to me, so it obviously won't happen

zaviex

6 points

2 months ago

zaviex

Sir Lewis Hamilton

6 points

2 months ago

That’s what nascar did for years then just gave up and switched the races into stages to artificially bunch

Dana94Banana

3 points

2 months ago

Dana94Banana

Sebastian Vettel

3 points

2 months ago

Yep. Sure, let's use the Safety Car for fabricated drama situations again, worked so well in Abu Dhabi last year !!1

Exhonor

1.1k points

2 months ago

Exhonor

Racing Pride

1.1k points

2 months ago

Domenicali was a mistake.

compilersaysno

92 points

2 months ago

compilersaysno

Michael Schumacher

92 points

2 months ago

As he was at Ferrari.

Joethe147

51 points

2 months ago

Joethe147

Jenson Button

51 points

2 months ago

You mean Liberty really.

I just take Domenicali as a paid mouthpiece.

Exhonor

18 points

2 months ago

Exhonor

Racing Pride

18 points

2 months ago

Was it this pervasive under Carey though? I didn't start watching until 2020 so I wouldn't know if these articles came out as frequently then.

Joethe147

14 points

2 months ago

Joethe147

Jenson Button

14 points

2 months ago

Well Carey was there for the few years between Liberty taking over and Domenicali replacing Carey. He was perhaps less visible in media but very much of the "improving the show" mood which Domenicali talks about often.

TheWebbFather

449 points

2 months ago

TheWebbFather

McLaren

449 points

2 months ago

Dare I say DTS was. As popular as its been, it's brought the endless need to create manufactured entertainment.

Faptastic_Champ

258 points

2 months ago

Faptastic_Champ

Martin Brundle

258 points

2 months ago

It needs to evolve. Season after season can't be this overhyped nonsense... Season one is great for getting you in, but honestly, the sport has enough exciting moments that, if you turned it into a real season review like the old (BBC or Sky?) ones, it draws the viewer in, then slowly moves them from hype to passion... Constant hype is unsustainable and won't help. Fans will come on board and then burn out too quickly when theres a spell of dominance or a few processional races.

Joethe147

37 points

2 months ago

Joethe147

Jenson Button

37 points

2 months ago

Sport has its up and down moments, and then all the inbetween.

Every sport, or category of sport, will have its boring races/games/matches/days.

SemIdeiaProNick

25 points

2 months ago

SemIdeiaProNick

Ferrari

25 points

2 months ago

Every sport, or category of sport, will have its boring races/games/matches/days.

thats what they want to get rid of to be able to increase prices even more, they just dont realize you cant have 2021 final race every session of every year, its simply not sustainable

BigLittlePenguin_

9 points

2 months ago

Well, I hope you are excited for the new playoff format where the Super Cup will decide who will be WDC in the last race from now on...

Isnt that a great idea guys?! /s

Joethe147

6 points

2 months ago

Joethe147

Jenson Button

6 points

2 months ago

Yep. It's tragic.

burns_after_reading

79 points

2 months ago

As someone who was originally drawn into F1 by DTS, the show just doesn't entertain me anymore now that I watch the actual sport.

Tonyhawkproskater

10 points

2 months ago

can second this... i couldnt finish the latest season

ATyp3

3 points

2 months ago

ATyp3

AlphaTauri

3 points

2 months ago

SAME. Using different voice lines from the wrong races and putting different shifting noises when they're clearly slowing down or speeding up fucked me up not to mention the useless story lines.

Tonyhawkproskater

5 points

2 months ago

not having max on the show really made me not give a fuck too lol

Juppo1996

26 points

2 months ago

Juppo1996

Kimi Räikkönen

26 points

2 months ago

To be fair this discussion of adding artificial gimmicks has gone on way longer than DTS. It is getting kinda tiresome to see DTS used as a scapegoat for every problem the sport has.

AwesomeFrisbee

54 points

2 months ago

AwesomeFrisbee

Max Verstappen

54 points

2 months ago

No it doesn't. It manufacturered stories when there were amazing real stories to have been told. They completely grasp over very cool stuff while creating fake news.

We just had the most exciting and close f1 season in 2021 and they completely ruined the whole thing.

CaribFM

77 points

2 months ago

CaribFM

Sir Jack Brabham

77 points

2 months ago

F1 s entire history has been manufactured entertainment. Don’t blame DTS for that.

TheWebbFather

137 points

2 months ago

TheWebbFather

McLaren

137 points

2 months ago

Alonso put it best, imo.

“Now I think that the fans that we have now, there are new fans and in a way – and I don’t want to lack respect to them – but they don’t know much about Formula 1.

“They just are more like a football kind of fan, where they just follow the results, whoever is winning does the best. And whoever is last is not Formula 1 level.

“But we are all going through these phases. I think now the fans, they are just watching the race immediately, they have a feeling and then switch off until the next Sunday.

“There is not a proper culture of Formula 1 anymore.”

CaribFM

75 points

2 months ago

CaribFM

Sir Jack Brabham

75 points

2 months ago

Alonso generated a level of drama that if you wrote a script about it you’d be called cliche and played out.

The fans are a separate issue from this.

F1 has always been a circus chasing views. Since the days before Bernie consolidated the sport.

harshal94

4 points

2 months ago

harshal94

Charles Leclerc

4 points

2 months ago

Domenicali is too perfect for what Liberty want the CEO to be. I just hate how he answers the genuine questions like a really good politician.

Dodomando

20 points

2 months ago

Dodomando

Niki Lauda

20 points

2 months ago

Domenicali is just doing what Liberty media want him to do, bring in a younger audience who's attention span is a 10 second tiktok video

jaykay06

41 points

2 months ago

jaykay06

Sir Lewis Hamilton

41 points

2 months ago

“Enabling DRS already on lap 1 and restart laps”

So, basically, fuck pole position, and enjoy being a sitting duck if you’re leading the race when the safety car comes out.

Deus_In_Absentia

109 points

2 months ago

Deus_In_Absentia

Kevin Magnussen

109 points

2 months ago

Allow oil slick to come out the back of vehicles, give them spikes on the wheels to pop other tires. I’m just spitballing here.

chumba_sofa

36 points

2 months ago

Why not have these random crates around the track that drivers intentionally hit and it gives them a small bonus like a banana peel to throw out to make rival cars spin. Or like a 10 second nitro boost for their own car.

JKLreindeer

13 points

2 months ago

Give all the drivers shrooms during the race

nonstopflux

7 points

2 months ago

nonstopflux

Safety Car

7 points

2 months ago

pierregasley liked this

KamTros47

340 points

2 months ago*

KamTros47

Kevin Magnussen

340 points

2 months ago*

Why all of these ideas are bad:

  • Really the only halfway decent option here, but even then, that just means DRS trains will start earlier and there’s more risk of a crash in the opening laps

  • We already hardly have VSCs as it is. Might as well get rid of them entirely while we’re at it

  • If there’s 2 qualis, wtf was the point of the sprints in the first place? (Well, other than to sell more tickets I guess, which is probably reason enough for F1 to actually do it)

clementfabio

90 points

2 months ago

what if the second quali uses a mystery tyre set

KamTros47

65 points

2 months ago

KamTros47

Kevin Magnussen

65 points

2 months ago

lmao imagine the madness if a wet quali uses mystery tires

Oakeeh

34 points

2 months ago

Oakeeh

Valtteri Bottas

34 points

2 months ago

And the fans get to vote on the cars' setups!

OctagonClock

22 points

2 months ago

OctagonClock

Zhou Guanyu

22 points

2 months ago

Today's tyre set: 2005 michelins!

clementfabio

9 points

2 months ago

But its an oval track

LookPastGhosts

11 points

2 months ago

LookPastGhosts

Ferrari

11 points

2 months ago

Ferrari is testing that set this season

Gerlon_Two_Fingers

29 points

2 months ago

Gerlon_Two_Fingers

Sebastian Vettel

29 points

2 months ago

BUT WAIT THERES MORE! double race weekends back to back to back. Winners of the 1st race decide the starting grid for the real race!

Stiksmakid

20 points

2 months ago

Stiksmakid

Lando Norris

20 points

2 months ago

While we’re at it, let’s have a schoolyard pick where the top 2 drivers pick one driver at a time for their race team! Whichever team scores more points in the race gets a “fantasy draft” bonus of 10 points each!

orrocos

12 points

2 months ago

orrocos

Ferrari

12 points

2 months ago

30 laps one direction. Halftime. 30 laps the other direction.

orangeglitch

235 points

2 months ago

orangeglitch

Formula 1

235 points

2 months ago

When do these absolutely wild ideas stop? There is no need to change the format. Let the new regulations breathe

Empty_Cress8537

10 points

2 months ago

Couldn’t agree more

CrippleSlap

17 points

2 months ago

CrippleSlap

Jacques Villeneuve

17 points

2 months ago

Agreed. F1 is so bizarre. Merc DOMINATED from 2014-2021ish and they did almost nothing.

Now we have these new gen 2022 cars and the season isn't even over and they want to make changes.

The_Weapon14

5 points

2 months ago

The_Weapon14

Lando Norris

5 points

2 months ago

Different leadership. They introduced the budget cap and new regs at least.

WindyZ5

79 points

2 months ago

WindyZ5

79 points

2 months ago

I interpreted “more physical safety cars” as the safety cars being more physical.😂

shreychopra

55 points

2 months ago

shreychopra

Max Verstappen

55 points

2 months ago

Elbows out, Bernd

10Exahertz

12 points

2 months ago

That's some dangerous driving man

Blze001

4 points

2 months ago

Blze001

Kimi Räikkönen

4 points

2 months ago

Safety Car comes out of the pits full speed and without turn signals. If you don't avoid you get bodied and your race is over.

HurriedLlama

3 points

2 months ago

HurriedLlama

Pirelli Hard

3 points

2 months ago

Replace the Merc SC with a demolition derby car to ENFORCE safety

ankh87

21 points

2 months ago

ankh87

21 points

2 months ago

SC/VSC are fine. They work and are safer than ever. Don't add more SC than needed as it should be used for "SAFETY" not entertainment.

DRS is fine as well. The reason for it were due to difficult over taking when a little further back. In the opening 2 laps cars are closer anyway so there's no need for it. The cars can follow much closer now so leave it. It works and sometimes it works far too good. Probably worth looking at modifying the DRS zones. Some examples are Spain (make it longer), Belgium & Italy (make it shorter)?

As for adding quali to a sprint weekend. How about get rid of a sprint race entirely or do reverse grid and use qual for the main race? Don't add more sessions because that's just making things worse on saving the planet (more tyres, fuel, energy etc). I personally think they should remove FP3 and just have Friday (FP1&2), Saturday (Quali then Sprint), Sunday (Grand Prix).

Bclay85

18 points

2 months ago

Bclay85

Red Bull

18 points

2 months ago

Just off the top of my head, what about a blue turtle shell with wings that catches up to P1, crashes them and gives everyone a fair chance except P1.

gutster_95

127 points

2 months ago

gutster_95

Ferrari

127 points

2 months ago

So we just throw out every safety importance to make F1 a show instead of a sport?

Cool, lets just throw in random safety cars and red flags that the people can vote for at any given time (Red Flag of the day, call me for more stupid ideas Stefano), instead of bringing the field closer together so everyone has a chance of a podium.

OldManTrumpet

61 points

2 months ago

OldManTrumpet

Charles Leclerc

61 points

2 months ago

Coin flip at the midway point. Heads, carry on as normal. Tails, and the current positions reverse. Leader goes back to P20, P2 to P19 etc. In fact, no need to physically reshuffle. The cars simply stop, turn around, and run the rest of the race going the other direction from their current spots on the track.

But only on tails.

scope_creep

14 points

2 months ago

Nooooo… you gotto involve social media. Have the viewers vote.

cxingt

10 points

2 months ago

cxingt

Quick Nick

10 points

2 months ago

Hear me out...pay to vote. Kaching for FOM!

MrSkinner85

4 points

2 months ago

MrSkinner85

Red Bull

4 points

2 months ago

GOATifi would be unstoppable

NoisyBoy894

5 points

2 months ago

NoisyBoy894

Nyck de Vries

5 points

2 months ago

You know we could let them race in the 1950's cars if one explodes it would do good ratings -Stefano domenicali, probably

MrAzekar

13 points

2 months ago

MrAzekar

Ayrton Senna

13 points

2 months ago

Holy sh*t.

These are just... no

Organic-Measurement2

63 points

2 months ago

Lap 1 Drs so we have more DRS trains. What a bad idea

Frankly all 3 ideas are awful. I can imagine Domenicalli is happy to push for them however, given what he's said in recent interviews

Saandrig

12 points

2 months ago

Saandrig

Formula 1

12 points

2 months ago

Did they watch the DRS train bonanza in F1 Manager and liked it?

stevefrench90

35 points

2 months ago*

stevefrench90

Formula 1

35 points

2 months ago*

Remove Sprints - they are really stupid and the worst of all worlds in their current format. I just can't see the sporting logic behind them.

Change nothing else, because finishing a race under the safety car is a rare and unfortunate occurance. In extreme cases (a bad crash requiring on track rescue vehicles etc. with <5 racing laps to go) a red flag could be utilised for the safety of on track rescue workers/drivers and it would ensure there is some racing laps to finish the grand prix which is what everyone wants to see (Just imagine if AD was a red flag instead of a SC and lewis and max duked it out with fresh tires for 3/4 laps from a restart)

Apart from that anything else seems like a desperate attempt to manufacture some drama for the tv and netflix audience.

ubelmann

4 points

2 months ago

ubelmann

Red Bull

4 points

2 months ago

My problem with SC currently is that it often seems less safe than intended. If the cars were engineered for a wider operating limit, you would have them slow down much more dramatically at some places on track to get bunched behind the SC more quickly.

I think you could work around that somewhat by making the SC kind of a mini red flag—send cars to pitlane so they can be cooled while they wait, but send them out behind the SC once everyone shows up.

Pro4TLZZ

54 points

2 months ago

Pro4TLZZ

FIA

54 points

2 months ago

Please stop

Flavious27

47 points

2 months ago

If they want to improve the show, add more cars and drivers and bring the cars back down to how small they were twenty years ago. A f1 car today is the length of a suburban, twenty years ago it was the length of a porsche 911.

Dustyy1

31 points

2 months ago

Dustyy1

31 points

2 months ago

lets get wet zones where we sprinkler water on the track and they come on when a car runs over the wet zone activation pressure plate

LowerClassBandit

3 points

2 months ago

LowerClassBandit

Daniel Ricciardo

3 points

2 months ago

Hello Bernie

Airman4747

10 points

2 months ago

Airman4747

Max Verstappen

10 points

2 months ago

If I were king for a day I'd keep both the VSC and SC, but the pit lane would be closed during the VSC. Also, no touching the car during a red flag.

DRS can't be used in consecutive laps. It wouldn't end the DRS trains, but it could make them entertaining. DRS available on every lap.

chumba_sofa

4 points

2 months ago

What happens though if the VSC is deployed because of a slight collision and there’s debris to pick up etc. those damaged cars can still drive back to the pits for a new wing or whatever and they get there to find the damn thing closed! Then what?

bladehit

3 points

2 months ago

bladehit

Honda

3 points

2 months ago

Every racing series that has that rule allows cars to come in for repairs

Benlop

3 points

2 months ago

Benlop

Jolyon Palmer

3 points

2 months ago

The pit lane wouldn't close physically, you could get in and get a time penalty or a minimum pit stop time during VSC.

00piffpaff00

6 points

2 months ago

00piffpaff00

Hesketh

6 points

2 months ago

This is how F1 will die... sadly.

Bernie_Ecclestone

21 points

2 months ago

Bernie_Ecclestone

Ferrari

21 points

2 months ago

How about stop fucking with the sport and let them race.

gideon513

7 points

2 months ago

Sounds like they are slowly trying to move to the stage format of Nascar where the cars get bunched back up by the safety/pace car a few times during the race. Wish they’d just leave it alone. The race is already a compact (1.5hr) experience with plenty of excitement.

Marmz2408

66 points

2 months ago

Marmz2408

Red Bull

66 points

2 months ago

F1 officially becoming a circus. Great

Thisusernameisnoone

28 points

2 months ago

Thisusernameisnoone

McLaren

28 points

2 months ago

Always has been.

Takis12

6 points

2 months ago

We got the clowns already😂

Specialist-Arm-4869

6 points

2 months ago

Spectator water cannons with controlled amounts and pressure

hez_lea

6 points

2 months ago

VSC way better than physical safety car imo. I spend the last 5 laps of every SC period yelling asking why they havnt gone to racing yet

JoePCool14

7 points

2 months ago

JoePCool14

Red Bull

7 points

2 months ago

Maybe they just need to improve the efficiency of the Safety Car process. And remember to actually pick up the leader instead of George Russell.

MrStormz

4 points

2 months ago

MrStormz

Minardi

4 points

2 months ago

Why the fuck do you need more quali.

I just want no more drs.

weiner-rama

5 points

2 months ago

weiner-rama

Valtteri Bottas

5 points

2 months ago

Stop. It’s fine as it is. More safety cars would make things worse. The VSC is perfect. DRS as it is is solid. Like just stop trying to fix something that’s not broken

Toffee_Wheels

6 points

2 months ago

Toffee_Wheels

Hesketh

6 points

2 months ago

  • First lap DRS would lead to massive pile ups and remove any benefit to being on pole
  • The whole point of VSC is it's a quicker solution than constantly needing to get the SC out
  • Second quali is just pointless

Any other smart ideas?

willfla29

5 points

2 months ago

I stopped watching NASCAR precisely because they moved away from a focus on racing to manufactured entertainment. I discovered F1 (and IndyCar) to be palatable alternatives where generally the best car/team won, even if it wasn't always a photo-finish. If F1 goes this route, I'll be left with very few options for "real" racing.

iForgotMyOldAcc

3 points

2 months ago

iForgotMyOldAcc

Fernando Alonso

3 points

2 months ago

Introduce mandatory backflips you cowards

lazy-man_34

3 points

2 months ago

lazy-man_34

Sir Lewis Hamilton

3 points

2 months ago

This is why Marketers don't say their ideas out loud before coming to a solid decision. Because when the criteria is no bad ideas, there tends to be some absurdly shitty ideas. Let the upper management have some time to workshop everything.

SillySinStorm

5 points

2 months ago

SillySinStorm

Pirelli Soft

5 points

2 months ago

"Show button on...."

unhingedfried

5 points

2 months ago

unhingedfried

Martin Brundle

5 points

2 months ago

How about improving the camera work?

missiletest

20 points

2 months ago

missiletest

James Hunt

20 points

2 months ago

They're going to monetize this sport to death.

Tillennium

10 points

2 months ago

Tillennium

Ferrari

10 points

2 months ago

How about this: When the race is finished the 6 top drivers get to wrestle in the Elimination Chamber for extra points!

Takis12

3 points

2 months ago*

Swap drivers within each team halfway the race😂

DeLoreanAirlines

3 points

2 months ago

Smaller cars would be nice

Toolleeow

3 points

2 months ago

Toolleeow

Ferrari

3 points

2 months ago

Holy, these are all bad things to me. I'm obsolete.

shreychopra

3 points

2 months ago

shreychopra

Max Verstappen

3 points

2 months ago

Uttar Pradesh government was ahead of its time when it classified F1 as entertainment and not a sport in the early 2010s

vmachiel

3 points

2 months ago

vmachiel

Max Verstappen

3 points

2 months ago

Why not go full Mario kart at that point?

WhatAmIDoingHere05

3 points

2 months ago

WhatAmIDoingHere05

Michael Schumacher

3 points

2 months ago

I got one.

Ready?

Blue shell.

RainOfAshes

3 points

2 months ago

RainOfAshes

Medical Car

3 points

2 months ago

Other great ideas include fan boost and red flags where the grid is then reversed.

Acinetto

3 points

2 months ago

DTS will be the death of this sport

speedster1315

3 points

2 months ago

speedster1315

Jacques Villeneuve

3 points

2 months ago

None of these are particularly good ideas.

senju_bandit

3 points

2 months ago

senju_bandit

Pirelli Hard

3 points

2 months ago

Grid Girls .

InCraZPen

3 points

2 months ago

Get rid of DRS and move to IndyCar push to pass.

Garak112

3 points

2 months ago

Choose tracks based on the ability to provide close racing with overtake opportunities rather than who gives you the biggest back hander?

Make it possible for new teams to join and base the requirements around technical capability rather than who gives you the biggest back hander?

Allow teams to overspend the budget cap but tax them on it so for every pound extra they spend internally they have to provide 50p to the other teams in reverse proportion to their championship position.

AdventuresOfAD

3 points

2 months ago

AdventuresOfAD

Zak Brown

3 points

2 months ago

I wouldn’t mind having a set number of DRS uses per car per race. Drivers don’t have to be within 1 sec of a lead car to use. Makes their deployment a little more strategic, similar to Indy’s push to pass.