2011 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Akmuq, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. niky

    niky Moderator

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    Maybe we can make a separate topic? Hmmm.

    We all have to keep in mind that driving an F1 car today is not merely about skill. Schumacher plainly still has the skill to turn in fast laps... look at the performance he puts in year after year as he and Vettel win the ROC. F1 of old was a lot like old-school boxing... where a forty-year old or fifty-year old could still become a champion. But today? It's like mixed martial arts. Fast, furious, requiring incredible physical conditioning. Sure, some old dogs can win MMA bouts, but that's often against weaker opponents or with lucky punches. F1 is even worse... with the terrific pounding a driver can take over the course of the race, even young drivers with massive amounts of talent and good fitness often struggle in their first season at the wheel.