This, and that's exciting because they put 30-35 cars on a track that is 3/8 mile (~.5km) long.dans79 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:56 pmHoffman900 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:38 pmWhy do people equate challening to drive to better racing?JordanMugen wrote: ↑Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:36 am
Why not ban them though? Engineers, particularly in Formula One with nearly unlimited resources, seem to like adding more complexity to solve their problems but that is not necessarily desirable. A more rudimentary suspension that is more difficult, or even impossible, to tune perfectly for all situations can only be a good thing: both to make sure the cars are not as nice/predictable (in terms of both aero platform and chassis kinematics) and therefore more challenging to drive, and to make the engineers have to put more effort in.
It’s not, the easier to drive the better the racing. The skills don’t go away, they’re just used to battle instead of just holding on. Race cars that are bouncing all over, under steering turning into over steering, etc just looks sloppy.
A Ford Galaxie on bias ply tires at Goodwood looks easier to drive than these cars.
I have a similar point of view. I watch F1, because it is/was the pinacler of motor racing technology If all I wanted to do was see a bunch of close racing in hard to drive cars, I'd got to the local dirt track.
I don't think F1 has been the pinnacle. Endurance racing has, F1 just has better marketing