Conceptual wrote:What the hell are you talking about? Are you regurgitating your bile over my year end bonus points scheme? It must have REALLY shaken you to still be whining about it.
Man, what happened to the innovation aspect? I think that all of these regulations that you support have brought F1 to its knees. Point schemes, tyre schemes, medal schemes, regulations, restrictions, testing bans, and now banishment to a common parts, parital spec series that no longer is about what constructor can make the fastest, best handling, most reliable car, it is about making certain sponsors happy by guaranteeing them airtime. They know it is F1, and people will watch, no matter what they do.
But keep beating the year end consistancy bonuses into the ground, you may make sane people believe it wouldn't cure the problem.
I completely, wholeheartedly agree with you on the bolded paragraph - but the sad reality is that nothing short of a budget-cap, or said semi-spec series, will cure this.
And I'm yet to see one other user here who agrees that an end-of-year bonus system is a good idea..
I don't think that the people on this board are the final authority to actually make that decision anyways...
And the simple fix to get rid of restrictive regulations is to simply require that at the end of the season, all documentation of all cars becomes available to all competitors. That way, you avoid run-away championships, and the teams will refrain from spending millions to gain 2 tenths since they would have to give the secrets away at the end of the season anyways.
And if you choose to slam this idea of mine as well, maybe you should look at the FIA/FOTA rega that they just released. The teams have already agreed to share an enormous amount of information to cut costs. This would just lead to even more cost cutting, while preserving the innovative edge of the sport.
But, it is OK that you dont like my ideas, I'm not sensitive about it at all. But I would deffinately like to see some factual extrapolation as to why it would not work instead of just your "gut feeling".
I think the cost cutting measures that are proposed have just broken my interest, the same way that "Any Given Sunday" did with professional football (US).
I guess that I will just take solace that I have every race from 1988-2008 on my HTPC, so I do not require any new races from 2009 onward to still watch F1.
Thanks for your wonderful input however. I hope that something happens that is different than what is proposed. Maybe I will start to care again if it does.