Thursday, March 17, 2016

F1: Confucius; Err FIA sez' New Rubber 'N Qualie Tweaks will vastly improve Show in 2016



Seriously, who WON'T be as Cornfuzed' as Mud on a Rainy Day in Seattle with these Cough-Cough, New & Improved rules...

Surely Y'all have heard about the FIA's magnanimous attempts to spice up Thy Show, nee Formula 1 by now, which for Mwah, seemingly only grows more 'N more broken the more the FIA tinkers with I-T!


Thus the two biggest tweaks for this season are Pirelli's new rubber and Blitzkrieg Qualifying, for which I'm definitely NOT overly keen upon, albeit I think I get the idea of forcing the "Heavy Hitters," nee Mercedes, Ferrari, etc to refrain from sitting in the Pitlane conserving tyres that slower runners must use trying to claw their ways forward in Knockout Qualie.


Yet one must say that the overall bungling of implementing this new qualifying format was anything but smoothly done, which argues the point over just what's really going on behind the Walls; Err scenes with F1's "Power Brokers," i.e.; Uncle Bernaughty (Bernie Ecclestone) and Jean "Wheels" Todt, etc.


As Yuhs must wonder just how many of us Bamboozled Fans, especially any possible "Casual Fans," if they can actually find a Free-to-Air broadcast? Will be able to follow along?

As first there's the allowance of each driver having different allotment of tyres, which must be chosen months ahead by the F1 Teams and now there will be cars being knocked out of qualifying every 90-seconds, which will only allow for two drivers to ultimately win the Pole, which seems pretty STUPID to me, since this will most likely ensure the continuation of Silver Arrows Front-row lockouts; NOT to mention an overall reduction in competition for the Pole!


Hmm? Hey may be Duh F1 Strats-Duh-GEE! Group will come up with making the frontrunners where (pseudo) Sumo Wrasslin' outfits to slow them down? Oh wait, that's right, I forgot drivers are being forced to go on diets in order to allow teams tinker with weight ballasting placements...

And now that A-L-L of the record setting 21-race calendar's events have been confirmed, each driver will be allowed a maximum of five engines per season before Draconian penalties are implemented, up from four last year due to the extra race mileage.

Meanwhile, the Pirelli tyre choices have been divulged for Melbourne, sorta, for which I really have zero inkling if it'll matter? As it seems more like the teams are simply splitting drivers in order  to  determine what strategy is best overall long-term...


As for those of Yuhs Stateside, be aware that Australia's a day ahead and F1's Free practice will be aired upon Peacock-lite, aka NBCSN Thursday afternoon on Thy West Coast; which is possibly showing both Free Practice sessions? Along with a 1hr show upon the new Haas F1 outfit...

But as ALWAYS! Check your local listings...

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