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Do you agree with people who say Formula 1 was better in previous decades?
Before Mercedes took over
It was best back in the days before they first 'sprouted' wings. The early 'Jim Clark' era. Mercedes never was a problem..
It's never good for any sport (even in Dog shows) if one person or team dominates. I used to enjoy F1 more in say Hill's day but whether that makes it better then, I'm not too sure.
I do hate it that Mercedes have dropped their 'silver arrows' in favour of 'Hamilton black'. There's no need for that.
- rosbifLv 71 month ago
F1 was very much better when I started watching it, but you have to go back a lot further than 2014 to find that time. F1 hasn't been the same since the McLaren MP4/4 ruined the 1988 season, and the last truly open season was 1986. The last utterly unpredictable season was 1982. It's been a very long time since F1 was anything other than predictable.
- 1 month ago
i am one of those people.....but it's not Mercedes fault, the main reason for this argument btw is that in the few years before Mercedes started their renewed f1 program, the team and drivers championship were very competively contested, what so many forget is that it has been dominated by a single team many times a few years before this period, but because the competive period came just before Mercedes joined the scene...people remember and highlight this sudden change the most...
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- Fred3663Lv 71 month ago
Over the years one team has been dominant for several seasons, like Lotus or Ferrari or McLaren or Williams or Red Bull before Mercedes.
- 2 months ago
Which previous decades are we talking about? Vettel's era at Red Bull? Schumacher bossing the 00s at Ferrari? Williams dominating in the 90s? Maybe it's the 70s when cars would burst into flames and drivers were burning to death on television?
Dominant teams are nothing new in the sport, and the people who lament the modern safety regulations are, put simply, sociopaths.
- 2 months ago
No... There's been some good seasons recently. If you only focus on the winner then of course its boring, but then again 2000-2004 was boring in that sense, 1992 & 93 were boring etc...
Last season was superb from a racing POV outside of Lewis. Every decade has had its boring bits and we often gloss over them with rose tinted glasses. 2004 was horrendous as the rest of the cars could not overtake so you had little midfield action. Same with 2002, 1992, 1988 etc... Basically what I'm saying is every decade is the same, has its good seasons and its bad. And in 10 years time when the merc dominance is over, the merc era will be looked back on as brilliant.