F1's heyday is gone. Now it's corporate strategy, not good engineering. It's Europe's version of NASCAR. Who's watching that? No one. I miss the 90's when engineers were allowed to push their own envelope, not be forced to fit into some politically correct manilla designed by environmentalists.
That said, I too would love another competitor on the podium besides Red Bull. And hands-down, no form of racing has the performance of F1.
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