Originally Posted by teutone.
Not yet 21 year old Nico Rosberg grew up in Monaco and Ibiza and is fluent in four languages. He had been accepted to study engineering at imperial college London, but decided on a fulltime racing carreer much to the benefit of Formula 1. Another driver to keep an eye on is Adrian Sutil. There is presently no French driver in F-1. It's hard to understand, why Renault does not eat a little humble pie, and offers Champ Cars Sebastien Bourdais a contract. Cheerio, Teutone (aka Horst K)
I see you like F1 teutone. I used to religiously follow it, untill schumi turned up and made his impact. If it where me, i would dump all electronics, bar engine management, then let battle begin. The f1 cars nowadays, as far as i am concerned, are overly controlled by electronics . In my humble opinion, binning the 'driver aids' would make an F1 race more enjoyable. The cars would behave like normal cars, and driver skill could be tested to the max, as opposed to maxing the onboard computers. Restricting the electronics would surely bring the costs down as well...
Thats why i follow the WRC. Theres not an absurd amount of electronic gubbins to destroy a battle. When a WRC pilot manhandles his car round a stage, I can really appreciate the skill. When a F1 car takes off from the grid, i dont think "man that bloke has severe pedal skills" i think " good electronics"
Anyway, my benz was the first car i ever owned that had electronic crap to make it 'safe'. I hate this electonic stuff, as for me, it completely & totally pollutes the driving experience. Im not saying i have better skills than a circuit board, far from it, i just enjoy driving without them.
As far as i am concerned, ABS ASR etc is for people who cant drive at the limit. I appreciate that traction control is a good thing for people who are unable to pull out of a junction at speed, without doing a donut. But a keen driver should not need electronic gubbins to make them a 'better' driver. For me, such devices dilute the driving experience
I like driving to be pure, dare i say it raw, but most definetely NoT dictated by computer code!