With the serious stuff out of the way, here’s a selection of lighter comments which made us chuckle in the office.
“Add in other non-F1 drivers, like Vin Diesel or Aaron Paul.” - REDLINE_ThatDAMNGuy
This idea was piloted in the film Iron Man 2. It didn’t end well.
“Build underground tunnels as racetracks. Allow (assuming tunnel is smooth) F1 cars to race inverted. They have the downforce. I understand though that that will cost ALOT.” - speedometer111
Can you imagine doing Eau Rouge upside-down? The stuff of nightmares.
“Have the drivers change teams after every two races.” - David Warren
20 race season, 10 teams on the grid. It makes perfect sense.
“Invisibility cloak instead of DRS.” - Speedometer111
TV viewing figures might take a hit. Maybe.
“No political disputes.” – Bogumil
This might be difficult to enforce…
“Surround the track with marshmallows for safety then let them drive fast!” – Johnny Blue
The Candy Crush Grand Prix?
“Add some jumps and a joker lap. Also a dirt section.” - A. Smith
So basically Rallycross? In an F1 car? YES.
“Allow a co-pilot with a spear to fight back as your opponent tries to overtake you. As it is a weight penalty, you are free to have one or not. Double-decker designs are authorized to match this.” - Alistair Langstaff
Now that’s just ripping off Mad Max: Fury Road. Pastor approves.
“Just go back 40 years.” - Holger Tammik
Time travelling cars would make F1 a bit boring. Real-world application would be immense though.
“Where are the reality shows? We should have wannabe designers falling over themselves for the right to craft next seasons McLaren overalls.” - Tim Grimley
Fernando and Jenson strutting down the cat walk. That is all.
“Limit the car’s value to $500, except safety equipment a la 24 hours of Lemons.” – Schm
As cost caps go, that’s pretty extreme.
“Bring back KERS for one. One of the few changes in modern F1 that I really liked.” - Drunken_Hobo
Good news! It never left. It’s just called ERS now.
“Get rid of the stupid no fuel rule…” - Black Reign
If this actually existed, it would indeed be quite stupid.
“The problem with F1, as shown by the variance in comments here alone, is that no one can agree on one right answer of how to fix F1.” – Chris
Nail on the head. Oh well.