FOTA Break-away F1-serie: Chance to Break Away from Boredom? Your Ideas?

Maria RahmanCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JUNE 07:  Sebastian Vettel (R) of Germany and Red Bull Racing leads Jenson Button (L) of Great Britain and Brawn GP into the first corner at the start of the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on June 7, 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Did you also nearly fall asleep during Turkey GP and were yawning while Monaco was raced?

Do you feel it's time for F1—or what we may see next—to become more thrilling, with more display of skill by the drivers?

Please come up with your thoughts and ideas and share them with your fellow BR members and the world. Who knows what it may lead to ?


Fast or boring?

The Reverse Grid article and the discussion on it spanned some thoughts in my mind.

Based on that and my observations during the season, a nagging feeling of doubt creeps in my mind, as to whether F1 is really all that interesting and exciting as its fan-base wants to tell itself, me included.

There I am, pre-race, heart bouncing, butterflies in stomach due to my high expectations...only to fall asleep half way, while my son is turning his attention to his computer game.

So much thrill with the fastest sport on earth, ahem!


New series, new chances?

Would a reverse grid help to spice things up? Apart from Sarah's dreamed Suzuka-experiment, which could be a nice idea, there are too many negative aspects to seriously think about it (and I don't think Sarah was all that serious either)

Perhaps FOTA's looming breakaway series, would be the right time to break away with boredom too?

A new series on new or upgraded tracks with dual, or even triple, line corners (investments earned back by increasing TV-audiences); more differentiation in points awarded, so that a fight for third or fifth place is also worth-wile, just to name some possibilities.


Request for serious ideas and wild thoughts

How to make F1-races more thrilling (but not more risky of course) or perhaps you'd like  more even chances for all the riders, to truly decide about the drivers-champ?

I'm a relative newcomer to the sport and have limited insight and knowledge, I have no sensible ideas for improvements.

So my request to my fellow F1 enthusiasts on BR is to come up with your ideas and thoughts to improve Formula One racing...or would you prefer to leave F1 as it is?