26 Nov '17, 10pm

Formula One Completes Most Boring Season In History — Plans More Glitz, Less Racing https://t.co/CflUttfSWQ

Formula One Completes Most Boring Season In History — Plans More Glitz, Less Racing https://t.co/CflUttfSWQ

2017 brought fans such high points as 35 spot grid penalties for teams that were forced to change an engine or transmission before the FIA, in its infinite wisdom, thought appropriate. The FIA has this absurd notion that fans care a flying fig leaf about durability of powertrain components. Note to Jean Todt, the taciturn head of the organization — they don’t. Next year’s preliminary schedule features 21 races — the most ever — but the teams will be forced to complete the expanded format with one less engine. Beginning in 2018, they will be allowed to use only three engines for the entire season. This year’s driving champion, Lewis Hamilton, frets that next year’s car will be like driving a bus because the drivers will be forced to conserve the equipment instead of battling each other on track.

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