Räikkönen: the worst person to win the F1 title

Räikkönen: the worst person to win the F1 title

I’ve seen Kimi Räikkönen smile once…I think. And he probably smiled once more last night when he pipped Hamilton and Alonso to the post in the F1 championship. I didn’t watch it because I find the whole F1 ‘phenomenon’ deathly boring, and now Räikkönen has won it for Ferrari, it will be even more so. The guy does not have a personality. He exists like a well-tempered robot with a monotone voice. This is not what F1 needs. F1 needs a dashing charismatic champion to inject some excitement. Then what it needs is a shake-up in the aerodynamics and tyres department. When I watch motor racing I want to see dicing; drivers passing other drivers, lap after lap. Like what happens with motorbike racing. But this just isn’t going to happen while the cars slip through the wind like a greased hog through the hands of young girl. Metaphors aside, here’s what would make F1 exciting: Do away with slicks and give them tyres that don’t have much grip Put enormous aerodynamic penalties on the cars so that they generate a slipstream Give points for flair and drifting – like a man of the match to be decided by a panel of former drivers Only hire F1 drivers based on their personality (i.e. a personality needs to be present). I may just have taken F1 back to the 50s and 60s, but that will get the punters back, I guarantee it.

I’ve seen Kimi Räikkönen smile once…I think. And he probably smiled once more last night when he pipped Hamilton and Alonso to the post in the F1 championship. I didn’t watch it because I find the whole F1 ‘phenomenon’ deathly boring, and now Räikkönen has won it for Ferrari, it will be even more so. The guy does not have a personality. He exists like a well-tempered robot with a monotone voice. This is not what F1 needs. F1 needs a dashing charismatic champion to inject some excitement. Then what it needs is a shake-up in the aerodynamics and tyres department. When I watch motor racing I want to see dicing; drivers passing other drivers, lap after lap. Like what happens with motorbike racing. But this just isn’t going to happen while the cars slip through the wind like a greased hog through the hands of young girl. Metaphors aside, here’s what would make F1 exciting: Do away with slicks and give them tyres that don’t have much grip Put enormous aerodynamic penalties on the cars so that they generate a slipstream Give points for flair and drifting – like a man of the match to be decided by a panel of former drivers Only hire F1 drivers based on their personality (i.e. a personality needs to be present). I may just have taken F1 back to the 50s and 60s, but that will get the punters back, I guarantee it.

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