dans79 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 pm
They have to keep the clicks and new subscribers coming! It seems traditional journalism has completely gone the way of the dodo.
GPR -A wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:04 pm
But the childish, so called EXPERTS across the F1 media circus have resorted to immature ways of misleading the readers and listeners with their half baked expertise and disregarding small details that should have helped them find a balanced opinion towards the competitive picture.
Some of those guys are downright stupid, but I understand the need to make profits make the owners bring these half brain experts that saves cost, but those enormous number of click baits from the average joes, provide more than accounted for.
I get utterly surprised, how does the comments from the likes of Marko, is taken at the face value, when the guy has been notoriously infamous for making outrageous remarks. Someone throws like, GPS shows us this or that and nobody even questions, how does the GPS data determine who is faster or slower, without knowing the engine modes that a car is using OR the fuel load that car is carrying. EXPERTS watching the cars at the on track with naked eye, telling which car is stable and which is not, with absolutely no idea of what the age of tyres is and various other parameters.
I still remember the 2013 winter testing, when Mercedes was quickly bringing the tyres into performance window and pounding around good times, everyone back then was quick to point out that, if a car puts the tyres so quickly into working window in cold winter, what would happen on normally hot race weekends? But this time, no one bothered to question.
How is a struggling manufacturer like Honda makes a big jump to match the power of Mercedes and Ferrari, is accepted without even taking that with a pinch of salt and not overplay the performance until it is proven through the rigors of race weekends. But on the same breath, quickly jumping to accept and propagating that a team that has won 5 double titles on the bounce, suddenly moves down to 3rd place. When a team is telling the world that, they have been struggling with cold graining in the winter testing, but comes close to match the winter leaders in both short and long runs, doesn't that warrant to be considered with caution, before pushing them down the pecking order?