I agree, to a point. You can get all those things.
But you have to be watching a different series. CART (or is it OWR??) gives you some of this. I kind of like their "Push to Pass" feature, it makes for better racing. NASCAR is the ultimate in "we tell you what to build". They are even designing the "Car of the Future" for ALL the teams right now. Then there is the Speed World Challenge series that constrains you in different ways. Then there are all of the formula series, F3000, Star Mazda, Formula BMW, Toyo Atlantic... but most of these don't get the exposure or TV time. Plus, it is kind of like watching minor league baseball, it is good, pure baseball, but kind of boring because all the players come and go all the time and it is hard to identify with them as a team.
F1 is supposed to be the tip-top of car technology. They already limit some things in the name of safety, and it looks like they will limit other things in the name of saving money. But they will not limit things in the name of "better racing". They cannot admit to themselves that they DON'T have the best show in town. They are too arrogant for that. Don't get me wrong, those cars, teams and drivers are amazing, and I do love to watch them. But right now it is boring racing. The Ferrari domination will end some day, probably sooner rather than later. The media will ask MS again and again "what happened? Are you loosing your ability". But no, it will be that the other teams have finally pulled their heads out and produced cars that can compete. MS won't be able to win every race anymore, and it may get interesting from a racing perspective again.<html>
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