Originally posted by Hobbes
Are you sure? I've always thought that you make your own luck, and HRT have just been a luck factory of late. I don't agree that the Holden teams do not have to work as hard - the work just as hard as any of the Ford teams, it's just that HRT are working better at the moment.
agreed, but at what cost?
OK, we all know that HRT are the best right now, and have been a 'luck Factory" over the last couple of years - no argument.
But what will this "earned and justified" lop sidedness do to the series?
If you have a continual one horse race, interest will wane, sponsors dry up, crowd numbers will dwindle, and the series will whittle away the level of interest in the general public to a Formula Vee race (with no disrespect to the Vee's)
I agree, sometimes, no, a lot of the time, Ford can be it's own worst enemy.
But like a good footy team on a losing streak, all it takes is a couple of back to back wins to get your tail up and the stupid errors vanish - thats why HRT don't make mistakes, they are confident as well as capable.
I know HRT have earned this.
But at what cost to the competition series which justfies their existence?
I believe that there has to be some type of capping system, some success sharing...Im still trying to work out a concept here.
This will enable ALL other teams, both Holden & Ford, an opportunity to notch up some wins, which will create interest to keep the series alive.
I understand that some may argue that its up to those teams behind to pull up their socks and get with it - thats fine and reasonable..but how long will it take for that to happen under the current situation, and will the series die in the meantime waiting??
Some may also say that the same thing is currently happening with Ferrari and F1. True, but F1 is a WORLD sport, with billions more invested than just the local V8 series, not really a true comparison.
Someting has to be done now to try to equalise the V8 series for ALL teams, or quite simply, it will perish.