TAG wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:55 pm
raymondu999 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:38 pm
TAG wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm
BTW 2010 was a good racing year, probably the best racing we've had this millennium, and you leave that out?
You and I remember 2010 very differently.
2010 was a competitive year on the macro view - it had a mega title fight. But on the micro view - race by race - it had some of the lowest overtaking figures for a long time.
It would seem like we do.
Overtaking is overrated. People like battles, not overtaking. People like over taking attempts, people like continuous pressure, people like masterful defense. The overtake is an incidental.
People like zoophilia
What I mean is people like many different things, but that´s hardly an argument.
Also, what people? Did you do a survey? What percentage do prefer overtaking attempts better than real overtakes? Overtaking attempts are great when there´s some real chance for the overtake to be completed. When you know it´s not possible, overtaking attempts are frustrating.
Do you remember Imola 05 (or it was 06) when a young Alonso kept Schumacher behind for 15 laps despite the german was much much faster? I´m spanish, so you can imagine my heart rate for those 15 looooong laps
. But at the end of the race when he was asked about the pressure of keeping a 7 times world champion behind for so long he said: "pressure, no way, I was quite calm, I knew if I didn´t make a mistake he´ll not pass"
It was an inflexion point in my view of F1, extremelly frustrating as it showed there was no real competition even if one car is 2 second a lap faster. Since then I don´t see overtaking attempts the same way, I want real overtaking. Then if in some fight someone can´t pass but he tried I surely will enjoy it, but when you know overtaking is almost impossible, overtaking attempts stop provinding any excitement