Oh, c'mon, Conceptual, arguing per se won't take you anywhere. I would love to know if F1 now has a book for rules and another one for regulations. Links, please.
I leave you for three days and lucidity escapes, like alcohol in the sun...
About F1 in America, the operative word in "Change you can believe" is believe
. I was talking about the possibility of a "free for all formula".
NASCAR, now that you mention it, doesn't even publish the rules (or the regulations, laws, system, policies, conventions or whatever name you wish to give them).
The whole idea of organized racing revolves around a formula. If you wish you can blame the "formula". I blame imperfections on people.
Simple: as Rousseau said, "Because we can not change the persons, we do not cease to change the laws"
. I cannot say it in a clearer way (how many times I've written that in this forum? Like ten or so?
Now, you tell me that the ones corrupted are the laws, not the people... Really? Don't make me laugh, I had a sad day.
Let me put it in this way. According to your thesis, homicides would cease if the law against homicides changed: poverty, jealousy, envy, greed, anger have nothing to do with it. Yeah, sure.
To blame the acts of the humankind on the objects that surround us is a sure fire way to create unhappiness.
To pretend that Formula One could even exist
without the rules that are the creation of three generations of people smarter than us
is crazy. The only ones that benefit from this kind of discourse are the people that are trying to bend the rules in their own benefit, like Mr. Mosley, the guy that believes that simple rules like decency, honor and pride are there to be argued in court and that if he is caught with his pants down (literally) is not his fault, but the fault of the newspaper that caught him.
Get this straight: Formula One has a great set of rules (or regulations). They used to be greater, as Miguel says, until everybody and his dog started to think that any fan with two years of experience was able to change them for the better.
I've lost the count of the many times that people has started threads about "Whats wrong with F1 and how it could be made better if everybody hears me"...
I guess some of those people would start to propose changes to the Ten Commandments after one year in Heaven (or worse yet, to propose its elimination, like the post that started this thread). Actually, if Max were God, the Ten Commandments would be the subject of a poll among the fans of Heaven. That would elliminate the seventh commandment, I'm sure about it (the seventh is the one about adultery, for the forumers that are a little rusty about them)... Imagine Moses saying: "shall we have a poll about this?"
NOTE: Miguel wants to know what rigid means. It means:
1 deficient in or devoid of flexibility
Now, it also means:
2 inflexibly set in opinion