Formula 1 has been accused of being boring so many times, that the argument almost seams boring. But what are we going to do about it?
Here’s Alex’s Six point plan to fix F1:
1) Qualifying has three sessions. First two same as current. Before the third starts the teams determine the starting fuel load and submit it to the FIA in secret (not revealed until after the race). Then qualifying takes place, in low fuel, and the order of the fastest cars is the order that the drivers start in. The drivers then start the race with the fuel loads they picked before the session.
2) The cars are to have no pieces of bodywork which allow air to pass between them and the car or that deviate from the form of the car, with the exception of allowing air to pass through the engine, or to exit after passing through the engine.
3) No engine or gearbox penalties, or rev limits (it’s not saving money anyway) the penalties get in the way of the sport.
4) The standard points per race are as follows:
Pole – 2 points (to keep people wanting it, see point 5)
1st – 15 points
2nd – 10 points
3rd – 7 points
4th – 5 points
5th – 4 points
6th – 3 points
7th – 2 points
8th – 1 point
5) You get 2 points for every person that you overtake for position on the track (literally passing manoeuvre) if you simply have a faster pitstop than somebody then you don’t get any points. If that doesn’t get people wanting to overtake then I don’t know what will.
6) The person who finishes the full race distance and used the least fuel gets 5 points. This balances out point 4 in a much more effective way.