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    The real problem is that there are only 20 cars on the gird instead of 26.
    and I blame Max Mosley for this debacle and the continued bullishness of the FIA (and some teams) for the lack of additional seats.

    1. Max Mosley's ill-conceived attempt to blackmail new teams with cosworth engines to force some sort of single engine series
    2. The current FIA for a lack of vision and greed in denying teams entry into F1 with some ridiculous admission fee, and dubious vetting system, along with a cumbersome and futile process for entry. also making it hard for privateer teams to enter. And being beholden to mercedes and ferrari in too many uncomfortable ways.
    3. Other teams who don't want to revenue share in a short sighted decision. Not understanding that if the sport grows, more money comes in, and thus more profit for everyone.

    We should have 6 more seats on the grid, or at the very least 4 more.
    Why we don't, is a failure from everyone. And that is the reason we are in this current situation where the top league fields one of the smallest grids in a top racing category.
    MotoGP was heading down this road and made corrections. LMP1 faced and even more dire situation and took steps to correct it.
    But yet, F1 remains stubborn and arrogant.

    There are at least 2 F2 teams that could and should make the leap to F1 with proper assistance by the FIA, and as a reward to their commitment to the sport as a whole
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    Quote Originally Posted by truefan72 View Post
    The real problem is that there are only 20 cars on the gird instead of 26.
    and I blame Max Mosley for this debacle and the continued bullishness of the FIA (and some teams) for the lack of additional seats.

    1. Max Mosley's ill-conceived attempt to blackmail new teams with cosworth engines to force some sort of single engine series
    2. The current FIA for a lack of vision and greed in denying teams entry into F1 with some ridiculous admission fee, and dubious vetting system, along with a cumbersome and futile process for entry. also making it hard for privateer teams to enter. And being beholden to mercedes and ferrari in too many uncomfortable ways.
    3. Other teams who don't want to revenue share in a short sighted decision. Not understanding that if the sport grows, more money comes in, and thus more profit for everyone.

    We should have 6 more seats on the grid, or at the very least 4 more.
    Why we don't, is a failure from everyone. And that is the reason we are in this current situation where the top league fields one of the smallest grids in a top racing category.
    MotoGP was heading down this road and made corrections. LMP1 faced and even more dire situation and took steps to correct it.
    But yet, F1 remains stubborn and arrogant.

    There are at least 2 F2 teams that could and should make the leap to F1 with proper assistance by the FIA, and as a reward to their commitment to the sport as a whole
    Hmmm. Much grousing here from members about the quality of drivers toward the back of the grid and we should add 4 or 6 more. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter View Post
    Hmmm. Much grousing here from members about the quality of drivers toward the back of the grid and we should add 4 or 6 more. Interesting.
    The lower formulas are producing more F1 quality drivers than F1 drivers retiring from the series. Some have to head else where due to the lack of seats in F1. More seats would really help to ensure more quality drivers from the lower formulas transition into F1. Hence, l am for more cars on the grid the way it once use to be.

    I also think there is a good argument for the entry criteria and procedure be relaxed to allow more teams to come into the sport. Particularly from the F2 series. I think if the additional 4 to 6 slots on the grid was a sort of relegation section of the grid where winning teams in F2 are promoted to these last 4 to 6 slots on the grid if they win the F2 championship; say at least twice, would be great. If they consistently fail to qualify to race three times or more in one F1 season and fail to redeem themselves by earning at least one F1 point by the end of the F1 season, they should be relegated back to the F2 series.

    Other new entrants not coming from the F2 route must either buy an existing team on the grid or enter the F2 series and win it twice.

    This is what l think about the matter.
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