strad wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:00 pm
As I've said before; I don't think the average TV viewer would even notice if the cars were doing 100mph or 120mph thru a given corner. At the track it might be more noticeable but not on TV where most watch races.
Same for top speed.
Have you watched F2 or even Indycar on a road course?
Hungary F2 race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh5kbufOfSQ
vs Hungary F1 race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnz-lc9LYgo
It is patently obvious
they are much slower through corners (and elsewhere) than F1. Far from "unnoticeable". F2 are obviously far slower vehicles, very
obviously so. Adding 10 seconds [like F2] or 20 seconds per lap to F1 would be very noticeable.
mzso wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:17 pm
Unless they race each-other spectacularly...
It is true that slow pitching, diving and rolling touring cars like BTCC don't seem slow because one is so focussed on the great battles. But the same logic of a road saloon not seeming slow - a very flawed race car - does not apply to Formula cars where all the components are deliberately placed on the floor for optimal handling.
Traditional Formula 3 cars, for example, have almost no downforce compared to F1, and have the slow corner speeds you desire -- yet their racing on wide Grand Prix circuits like Hockenhiem
is often dull and of minor interest.
[F3 cars are not too bad to watch on tight street circuits like Macau and Bathurst however
... However the extra performance of F1 around Bathurst is definitely BETTER to watch, IMO.]
Surely no one is watching an F1 car go around Bathurst and thinking, gee this would be just as good with much, much lower corner speeds!? https://youtu.be/NHvkhlP4XUU?t=74
Recall that even with virtually no downforce (so they should be able to race each other easily right?), BTCC still
needs to use ballast and reverse grid rules to ensure close racing. Even without downforce, you can very
easily end up with a boring procession (refer V8 Supercars).