Schumi, Alonso back ‘boring’ F1

Formula One world champions Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso have hit out at the ‘boo boys’ decrying the state of the sport after a less than exciting opening round in Bahrain.

While team bosses discuss ways to improve the spectacle, and the likes of Bernie Ecclestone and reigning world champion Jenson Button call for patience as opposed to a knee-jerk reaction, Schumacher and Alonso have spoken out to defend the status quo amid accusations that rule changes banning refuelling have made F1 ‘boring’.

“F1 is not like motorcycle racing, or like basketball – it is F1 and it has always had less overtaking than in other sports,” the seven-time champion insisted. “If a football match finishes 0-0, is that necessarily not interesting? If a basketball game is 100-100, is that more exciting?

“Sure we can improve, that is quite clear. There are lots of people who have thought about how we can improve it. We know we would like to improve it, but it is not so easy. It is what it is and the excitement is still there – but differently.”

Alonso was more outspoken, suggesting that no one was forcing fans to watch.

“We need to be calm and wait some races to see if the new rules have some impact on the show,” the Spaniard said. “I don’t think it has changed the show. This is about technique, about how precise everything is in terms of the mechanics, the engineering, everything. People who want extra show perhaps need to reconsider if they want to watch F1.”

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Reduce the massive snowplow frontwing.
Enlarge the small bookcase backwing.
Ban the diffusers.
Make the tires bit wider.

Result:proper goodlooking racecars that are able to do overtaking.

plot:cars back to where they were before Mosley ruined it all.

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@Jean {Number 26}: If there were no diffusers, F1 cars could maybe FLY!

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Yeah, Shummi must shake the booring drivers. Alonso is a dul, Shummi a WINNER!

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Lo que pasa es que estais jodidos porque este año Hamilton se va a comer un gruño, que os fastides por atrás. ALONSO Y FERRARI POWER.

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FERRARI y ALONSO ARE THE BEST, POWER.

Who´s Hamilton??????

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I think, the “No refueling”-rule is rubbish.

A few years ago,weaker teams could just start with less fuel, and therefore were competetive, speed-wise.True, they had to refuel earlier, or even more often.But placing the car back on track, with no one in front, could eventually make up for that.
Teams had a factor to play with,which now, unfortunately is gone.
Every team has about the same amount of fuel, from the start.(less overtaking during the first laps)and unless somebody revolutionizes suspensions(within rules,ofcourse :P ) everybodys tires wear out at approximately the same time. (no re-overtaking in the later stages of the race) The high, narrow backwing, and the giant frontwing force every driver to drive the “golden line”.You don’t get that huge of a speed gain if you are close to the car infront of you,to actually overtake,plus your small backwing does not provide enough downforce, to encourage the driver to take the risk, in case of doubt.Saving tires doesn’t go well with aggressive driving either.So, basically, a lot of factors, (which provide a great racing experience for the wiewers) have gone out the window, within the last 4 years or so.
Now, if Mister Alonso had as much brain as eyebrows, he would stfu,and go wheelchair racing, just to see, what a sport without sponsors looks like.
If Weather is the only factor,that makes racing interesting, maybe Global warming needs sponsorship too =P :)

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Refueling was F1’s misguided try at being ECO Friendly trying to make the cars more fuel efficient

They should have just made the teams run a minimum MPG or use ethanol or something that is more eco friendly OR Just offset the emissions

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hahahahaha All you talk of alonso, so he is there.He is better than button and hamilton assume it now!!! #13.Rayz…what do you think abour Santander sponsor???(Practically the Alonso personal sponsor)

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Michi Hahahahahahhahhahahh is button rubish now !!!!!

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Oh, mingachimp, so if you win the race you are rubbish??? Jenson, YOU RULE!

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F1 nut i was replying to Michi coment 33

i am a button fan

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Yes, stills being a bad driver.Dont worry you will see it.

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