Friday, December 7, 2012

Formula 1 no more

When I still lived in Germany, back in the mid 90s, I would watch EVERY Formula 1 race. Now, I am living in Asia and some races are as cheap as 30 Euro to get into. But I have stopped to watch the Formula 1 altogehter. Why?

Simple: These constant rule changes by the FIA. Here the latest:

"next season drivers will only be able to utilise the Drag Reduction System (DRS) overtaking aid within designated DRS zones during practice and qualifying for safety reasons. Previously drivers had been free to deploy the system as they pleased in these sessions."
What the Foot???? Is this about racing or what??

To me, racing means you put the pedal to the metal and whoever is fastest wins. None of that: he will be penalised because he used the CIA system 3 seconds prior to the FBI advancement being deployed, allowing the Total Quality Control System to take over ahead of the No-Non overtaking barring system to kick in in conjunction with the RFID monitoring...

I race to the bar now. 1 RM beers on offer. VERY happy hour.