FR3.5 was free! Free to air on TV and free entry at the circuit even. FIA had to get rid of that!! so they invented the points system because Max was only 17. Not an age limit tho . A points system that guess what stopped FR3.5 being a viable route to F1. Same with Super Formula, only 25 points for the winner, less than GP3. Power baby
Non-prodigy drivers are, as a rule, not good enough for F1 and quickly leave F1 even if they make it to the top level (e.g., Palmer, Vandoorne etc).
Rubinho could barely crack the Top 10 in Indycar...
If it was free or 10 Euro, compared to the 200 Euro or so of an F1 meeting then I think plenty of people would be interested in a standalone F2 race -- especially if it was at a picturesque Grade 2 circuit like Brands Hatch or Sachsenring or so on.
And you would not put a F2 race or F3 race, it would be a f2 race and a F3 race, with some saloon maybe a ladies race etc. A good day out at a race track is not F1 specific.JordanMugen wrote: ↑Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 pmIf it was free or 10 Euro, compared to the 200 Euro or so of an F1 meeting then I think plenty of people would be interested in a standalone F2 race -- especially if it was at a picturesque Grade 2 circuit like Brands Hatch or Sachsenring or so on.
Actually if we're not talking about Stroll/Latifi way, it's the prodigy drivers who are going to F1. And these are the drivers the whole ladder should be optimised for, not the ones who don't know what they are doing there.
I would not say so. In 2019 yes, a lot of things were not good, but, say, up to 2016 DTM weekend and Blancpain with Renault 2.0 looked really good. Better than F1 weekend actually.
The system might also work wrong in terms of educating the drivers. Some cars/classes combinations are better than others for that. I gave an example of Renault Sport ladder above which ruined drivers' careers taken as Renault Sport promoted it, but it did serve well for the drivers who used it partially. The ladder which is currently promoted by FIA seems to be pretty much the same. Hopefully Euroformula becomes big enough to spoil the party and help drivers progress into F1 quicker and better prepared.Edax wrote: ↑Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:20 pmIf the system was really “unfair” there should be a couple of drivers out there who should really be in F1. I don’t really see that. If you look at the F2,F3,SF hopefuls that didn’t make it. A lot of them just fade away, some built up respectable careers but it is very rare to see one really rise to the top in another class.