marcush. wrote:devalued -It´s not really the ingenious driver or engineer who gets everything right that weekend ...It´s more a lucky draw
for the team and driver combo...
It´s like a big drum of variables not understood by the teams or drivers and apart from Caterham ,HRT and Marussia it could be anyones weekend ..that´s not worth a lot considering you could get it terribly wrong as well and don´t know why .
See button. see Maldonato ,see Raikkonen ,Massa .
All teams all drivers were affected already by the strange behaviour of these tyres under different conditions for different drivers it is a mystery and remains as such.
Just hear what they have on offer for explanations ...just rediculous...the car was off in minor areas (for Button) but it had a huge impact ...So they have no means of understanding how to value some aspects of the setup of the car when something minor can decide between dominating a race and getting lapped..
Here's the thing... everyone has the same tires. Everyone has the same opportunity to screw up or nail it.
What it comes down to is F1 has hit the same point that the NFL did a decade ago. A salary cap was instituted to provide a more even field in the free agent market. The most moneyed teams couldn't just buy their way to players they had to develop them. The idea was parity, the notion that any team could be capable of winning the championship any given year through consistent on-field performance rather than consistent front office spending.
Revised wings. Spec tires. Resource restriction. Testing bans. These are all there to induce parity. You can either cry about the same four people not winning like they did the past two years or you can sit back, relax, and enjoy what's going to be a damn good remainder of the season.