In the mad dash to make Formula One a more exciting sport, everyone has their ideas that they think will be the biggest factor in crafting a consistently good race product. Now, even Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is pitching his ideas into the mix: hell yeah, he says, we should have Super Weekends. There’s already been talk lately that The Powers That Be in F1 are looking to change up the qualifying format. Instead of having three qualifying sessions, they’re looking to get pretty radical and add a fourth session. The idea here is that the front-runners will have to be consistently fast during three whole entire sessions just to make it into the final one, which will determine the top eight grid positions. Yeah. That’s really what they came up with. It’s supposed to make things more exciting, but if you’re predicting that we’re just going to continue seeing Mercedes be really good at everything even more now, you’re probably right. Now, Lewis Hamilton has popped into the mix. He’s pitching super weekends, which is arguably a more radical idea, but not necessarily one that would really… do anything. As per Motorsport.com, the idea here is that the reason F1 is boring is due to just doing the same thing over and over and over. The race weekend format is always the same for twenty-one weekends per year. So, when we go off to some of the more ‘boring’ tracks, why don’t we spice it up? Let’s introduce a… [Read full story]
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