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      08-01-2016, 03:15 PM   #23
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I wish it rained just before the start of every race... seems to level the playing field a bit and gives us a good dose of entertaining racing :-/
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Just realized one month summer break!
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A very boring race. The excitement at turn one declined steadily lap after lap with the exception of Nico Maldonado's game of chicken with Ves. Ferrari is struggling. We'll see if anything changes after the break - not likely.

I wonder if the sport is also struggling in general. Nico's poor reaction to pressure seems similar to F1's flailing about in terms of changing rules. Qualifying formats? Radios? Track limits? Penalties? Some of the reasons being given seem half baked at best. Drivers going directly to Charlie, teams going directly to Bernie. It doesn't sound like well tuned machine. Perhaps attendance, ratings and sponsorships are not looking so good.
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The rumor is Mercedes will take two engine penalties at Spa when they get back from summer break. So Lewis will have two fresh engines for the remaining 9 races. He will get 40 grid spot penalty and start from the back in Spa. But the grid penalties no longer carry over to the next race, he will then be able to fight for pole at the following race.
Didn't realize the penalties wouldn't carry-over. Is it possible to take more than two motors? If nothing carries over why not load up? I'm assuming it can't be that easy.
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That means in Spa, if HAM escapes from other mechanical issues and avoid first lap chaos, will be an interesting overtaking race!
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Grid shake up for 2017, because of new regs.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/240...id-on-its-head
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Grid shake up for 2017, because of new regs.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/240...id-on-its-head
If it helps at all with this current snooze fest, I'm all for it. Maybe they'll even get rid of the fuel restrictions so these racers can maybe go all out for the whole, you know, RACE.

Bring back refueling as well!
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Grid shake up for 2017, because of new regs.

http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/240...id-on-its-head
5 seconds/lap gain! Yes. Bring it. Long overdue imo.
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That could make it even more boring in terms of a race. If tire wear doesn't matter and it basically becomes an engine contest you'll know even sooner than you do now who will win the race. Give everyone the same engine though and it gets more interesting, but that's probably not what the biggest teams want to do as their dominance and likelihood in winning the constructor's money would decline. There need to be more variables not less if you want more interesting races.
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5 secs a lap sounds nice. But doesn't equate to excitement at all.
If all teams about 3-5 secs next year, with the same development pace, we will have the same snooze fest unless RBR or Ferrari can get ahead of the Merc at race starts.

Not going to hold my breathe until first five races in 2017. But the cars do look a lot better in terms of proportion.
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