jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:08 pm
This is why "overtaking" is a disingenuous way of framing it. We want battles - that means the ability to defend a position. I've hopes for 2022 if the teams are close performance-wise.
And this is why the FIA's insistence on listening to "fans" that say "we want lots of overtaking" is bad for the sport. Lots of overtaking is not exciting. Lots of chances to overtake, where the skill of both drivers is tested and an pass is not guaranteed, that's exciting.
If F1 just becomes a sport where there are 200 overtakes each race and the winner just happens to be the guy that pulls off the last pass in the race, then that's not going to be much fun, is it? It'd be novel the first time, sure, but after that it would be as dull as a single team dominating from the front.
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