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As Aryton Senna said, that's what a driver is made to be: competitive. If you're not competitive, you're no longer a racing driver. They know what they're risking.
Well yeah its a lot different when the safety equipment simply doesn't exist, like back when Senna raced. The drivers didn't know any different. But today, every time I go to the track and see someone racing without a HANS and good helmet, I just shake my head. You can be plenty competitive while taking appropriate safety measures. Just sucks that it normally takes a death of a legend to open everyone's eyes.
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Well yeah its a lot different when the safety equipment simply doesn't exist, like back when Senna raced. The drivers didn't know any different. But today, every time I go to the track and see someone racing without a HANS and good helmet, I just shake my head. You can be plenty competitive while taking appropriate safety measures. Just sucks that it normally takes a death of a legend to open everyone's eyes.
Um, yes he did know "any different". Following many incidents in San Marino Imola in 1994 (the track where he died afterwards) he put pressure on the GPDA to change their safety measures, but he died before it could materialize. And if you actually knew what you were talking about, you'd know that his incident was caused by the stupid engineers putting a bad steering column on the car. While he was gonna take one of the corners at 190MPH, the car didn't want to turn because of the steering column, which then caused massive understeer. The only thing he could do was to apply the brakes for two seconds, slowing down to 130MPH, before hitting a concrete wall, where he had massive injuries and was announced dead at the hospital.

The problem here, as I see it, is that we have people like you that are worried about everything and are not competitive (therefore can't be racing drivers) and people with a complete disregard for security. A better solution for this would've been to add more safety gear to the current cars at the time and to have made the circuits safer. Of course, the morons at the FIA stepped in and massively lowered the cars' horsepower from 1200HP to 800HP, put a lot more downforce on them(which means less over-taking and therefore less competitive driving), and the the car behind will suck in dirty air if it tries to go behind to cut wind resistance. Then, they also implemented stupid crap like traction control and other electronic BS which made who won the race to be determined by computers rather than the drivers' skill. Of course, due to the outcry of some people, many of these have been removed, but we still have problems like the FIA regulating what tyres the teams will use; again, reducing competitiveness for best results. They need to bring back the older cars with newer safety features. This reminds me of the same crap that went down in Group B rally.

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Lol maybe when it comes to a qualifying lap under pressure.
Shame you just missed out on the $2k the other night. Nice lap though.

I got into racing mainly because my parents took me to the DTM and other races while I was still in a pushchair. Grew up watching CART, which later became Champ Car and also the Sports Racing World Cup. I haven't liked F1 since Senna died, the way the cars changed put me off and the current crop of drivers just make me not watch it. Rather watch some sports cars or IndyCar, maybe some NASCAR too if its at a decent track.

Game wise, had ToCA 1 & 2 for the PS1, got bought GT Legends for Christmas in 2005 and have simraced since. Mainly race on iRacing now, cant beat a laser scanned version of Spa.
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Back in my day sonny, this is what a real racing game was like
    
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My dad is a professional race car driver (not hobby, gets payed to drive) so naturally I got into it as well, been racing karts since 4 years old.

F1 is a bit boring now, touring cars ftw

Steve Soper races from 21 to top 5
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I find F1 a little bit boring, but I love any gymkhana/autocross/drifting/touring car events. They just seem to be a little more action packed than F1.
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F1 has recently become a lot more exciting imo with the new rule changes. Did you guys not see the chinese grand prix this year!!?!?!
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China was only exciting because Red Bull screwed up the strategy and had car issues. A normal race these days sees Vettel disappearing into the sunset after taking a pole seven tenths faster than anyone else on the track, Hamilton and Button giving chase, Ferrari cocking about behind them, Webber trying to make up for a piss-poor start, and a few crashes from the backmarkers. It's not racing unless RBR has problems or it rains.


Honest to god I think they need to nerf the red bulls. They're too fast for any actual racing to happen.
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I find F1 a little bit boring, but I love any gymkhana/autocross/drifting/touring car events. They just seem to be a little more action packed than F1.
You can thank the FIA for that. They've diluted every racing genre they've gotten their hands on.
    
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F1 is boring
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