mx_tifoso wrote:This is another series that dies for me. I've enjoyed these cars but with the control chassis it's no longer interesting as I don't want to see clones.
At first I was thinking the same thing. But then I saw the light. Any racing series is a business. It has to make money or it dies. To make money, you need Entrants (cash) + Venues (cash) + TV for sponsorship (cash) and the amount of cash is determined from the total Audience.
V8 has grown from an Australian only 2 make domestic series, to what will be in 2013 an international 4 make series. As a business model, they're growing from strength to strength, widening their market share and manufacturers have recognised this and are getting on board.
Yes, they're essentially clones. But they were before hand. Ever since that famous rainy day in October many moons ago, only the engine and shell were different (for all intents), so nothing really has changed here. Unlike F1, V8 isn't trying to be a premium prototype series. Far from it. They want road relevance and they want to grow a larger audience and they're doing a good job.
Once I have embraced that V8 is a business - I've come to terms with a lot of the changes and I agree with almost of all of them.