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  1. Formula1Fan

    Formula1Fan Formula Junior

    Mar 7, 2006
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    What do people think about having two F1 divisions, one for budget capped cars and one for unlimited? There appear to be enough proposals for budget capped teams to put together another category. These teams could then develop their cars and sponsorships and move into unlimited at some point of circumstances permitted. It would also set up a really interesting rivalry with budget capped teams trying to match unlimited times. They would run in separate races, giving the fans more for their $$ also.
     
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  3. Ney

    Ney F1 Veteran
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    A two tiered system within Formula One only adds a additional layer to a complicated sport that further alienates new viewers. Developing teams, sponsors and crews is what Formula 3 and GP2 are for. It should not be happening in F1.
     
  4. mousecatcher

    mousecatcher Formula 3

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    great idea! let's call the 2nd division GP2!
     
  5. RP

    RP F1 World Champ

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    You would be watching races with 10-12 cars.....not very enticing.
     
  6. Formula1Fan

    Formula1Fan Formula Junior

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    This would clearly not be worth doing if there were only 5 or 6 teams in a division. On the other hand, we are currently watching no more than 8 or 10 cars competing.
     
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  8. James_Woods

    James_Woods F1 World Champ

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    Think what you are saying, man - what if a budget capped car should BEAT FERRARI!?!

    Not such a stretch, IMHO, considering this season so far...
     
  9. Ney

    Ney F1 Veteran
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    While we are at it, let's add a few more divisions......production sedan, homebuilts, diesel and jet engine classes....let them all run together and call it F1......
     
  10. R2112

    R2112 Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2006
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    Hey, you you can't use that......that's Max's idea!!
     
  11. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Better idea, let's go back to the handicapping systems of the twenties and thirties. NOT.
    If you need to fill up the grids let the underclass be called F2 and give them their own championship.
     
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