> >>>> Agreed! But since formula1 was initially drivers oriented competition, and
> >>>> by majority of the fans is I beleive still considered as such, I propose
> >>>> let's abolish the name formula1 itself too, and make up something else.
> >>>>> ..... is there any meaning to the Drivers' Championship ? Maybe should
> >>>>> be solely the Team Champiuonship.
> >>> Formula 1 has never been primarily a Driver's Championship, otherwise they'd all be driving the same cars. It's always been primarily a technological contest, to see what constructor can create the fastest car within the limitations of a "formula".
> >>> A good enough constructor can win using any competent driver (see: Brawn in 2009
> >> Oi, steady on there!!!!!
> >>> ). It's only when constructors have found no real advantage that drivers matter.
> >>> It's the same in Americas Cup yachting. It's a tech race and the fact that you may know names such as Dennis Conner or Chris***son is incidental.
> >>> Speaking of which, this year's boats are looking ***ING SCARY if you haven't seen them.
> >>> http://SportToday.org/
> >> Wow. That is incredible. The bloke at the end makes the scary point.
> >> Imagine one of those foils failing at top speed.
> > Not only that. They're going a lot slower than F1 cars, but when racing they can be on opposite tacks and in a close race pass just ahead of or behind the other boat with a closing speed possibly in the vicinity of 100 mph!
> > Or even just a simple capsize at full speed.
> > These practice boats are a fraction of the size and weight and speed and don't do the foiling:
> > http://SportToday.org/
> Yeah, a Laser is about my limit. I think I'll leave those things to the
> nut jobs!!! Mind you, the feeling onboard at high speed must be totally
> incredible. I mean, mere Laser at full pelt is brilliant fun. These
> things must literally blow you away.
> (Should point out that my sailing experience is about 25 years old now,
> I'd probably die if I tried to sail now)
Yeah, I technically still own a Laser that I was sailing in the mid to late 80s. My brother's kids use it now. I really should make them buy it...