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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 10:40 AM
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F1 'badly-designed' with no 'will to please the public'
F1 technical experts have offered some reasons behind the lack of spectacle in the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix at Sakhir at the weekend claiming that 'the cars are not good racing cars, the formula is badly-designed' and, most damningly of all, that 'the will to please the public really isn't there'.

After the current season was billed as one of the most wide open, unpredictable and exciting in years, the curtain-raising outing around the Bahrain International Circuit in the desert kingdom on Sunday was subsequently widely panned by drivers, teams and fans alike as verging on the soporific in its lack of action.

One the usual opening lap shenanigans were all done-and-dusted, the grand prix degenerated into a largely processional affair, with the top eight starters the top eight finishers and in a very similar order. The new ban on refuelling has been blamed for shifting the onus from on-track aggression and overtaking zeal towards tyre management and fuel conservation and therefore making for a 'boring' afternoon's so-called entertainment. Others, however, point to a rather deeper, more heavily-ingrained fault.

The root cause is that the cars are not good racing cars, opined former Jaguar Racing team principal and FIA technical consultant Tony Purnell, who before leaving his post earlier this year, was one of the lynchpins of ex-FIA President Max Mosley's failed bid to impose a 40 million budget cap upon all teams in the top flight.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-26-10 10:44 AM
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1. The track is one reason the race was boring.
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