Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 18 Nov 2008.
Please let it be ProDrive.
New scoring system for next year:
Interesting... Still points, and to a greater spread of drivers. Have to say that the 25, 20 & 15 smells like Gold, Silver and Bronze in disguise...
I think it's a fair compromise of a system
I think i like it, it still rewards consistency but with a higher number of points between the top spots it should cause a greater attacking mindset.
For the past few seasons we've had drivers dropping back and settling for where they are, but with a 5 point gain how many times can a driver back off and accept second or third instead of battling for the position ahead.
It does seem like the medal system they tried to force out last year, but as long as it doesnt take most wins to win the championship im happy.
Of course it does really turn it into a two tier system - the front runners with mega points, the midfield and lower order duking it out for scraps, and no hope in hell of catching up.
On the flip side of that argument though GOO are those odd races where a Force India might win a race and by this new system get a massive boost to their season and a leg up on the other mid-table teams, something which I think is only right.
PF1 have their end of year awards up - Funny read, especially for this little gem:
Is that just the award for crappest driver then?
Having looked a little bit at the new point system it appears that, for the most part, each finishing position gets roughly the same percentage of the total available points as it did in 2009. Will be interesting to see how it plays out during hte season but I don't think we're necessarily going to see a system akin to having gold/silver/bronze medals.
Don't forget to vote for Jense tonight on BBC SP09. 09015222701
Bah - Jense was robbed. Who is this Ryan Giggs guy? What has he ever done?
Anyway Lotus have announced their driver line up for next year - Trulli & Hekki:
Love some of the comments on the story.
Heikki's not a bad driver, but Trulli's past his best imo. I love him to bits, but he's just too old to be competitive nowadays.
As many of the PF1 comments suggested they need some young blood - I'm going to be really annoyed if none of the teams sign Kobayashi.
Heikki has also been underwhelming off late.
DAMN. I was hoping for a better lineup (plus i can't stand Jarno)...
In other news:
Martin Whitmarsh is the new FOTA President
and Seb Vettel tells that Renaul is RBR's Engine Supplier for 2010
So if RBR are staying with Renault engines does that mean they couldn't afford to switch or that Renault pointed out their problems were their own doing?
Schumacher deal looking very likely - Ferrari says he is welcome to join Mercedes.
oh god yes please. 2010 would be seriously epic if he comes back
Personally I think any return by Schumacher would be a terrible idea on his part. He got out of F1 at a time when he was still at his peak and had a fantastic legacy to be remembered by, he should leave it like that rather than return to F1 to likely be shown up by a new generation of fitter, younger, more current drivers.
Agree with Krazeh there...
Also, now tha tit looks like Henkel is not ponsoring Merc-GP anymore, Merc suddenly seems to find itself 80m short... 0_o
He has an awful lot to loose. Especially as the 2010 Brawn / Merc will have a question mark hanging over it when it comes to performance. If he wanted to come back, his best bet would have been with the Scuderia.
Also, in spite of Luca saying that big Schu is Free to leave, The scuderia (at least the road-going arm of it) is paying him to work for them as a consultant.
Ending a 13 year relationship with Ferrari is not something i would consider just for the sake of racing again.
+1 to GOO there - if he was planning a comeback, it should be with the Scuderia.
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