StevieFerrari wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:40 am
JMFangio wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Hmm Paddle boxes not being real. Any number of very expensive two-seaters have them. In any case stick shifts are hardly mandatory in road cars. I've owned a number of automatics in my time & the next car may well be one.
I don't really follow you with the word"real" - neither Herb or I used that word. It's more about defining what 'driving' means. Automatic braking and traction control are unpopular because they're seen as making it too easy, so it's just a matter of where you draw the line. For me it's electric gearboxes - I'd rather there was a direct mechanical connection and a clutch.
Umm, herb, with whom I personally have no problems, don't know why he said that, said:
... or back to the real F1as I would say lol
So my point was simply that the "real F1" simply means whatever the writer prefers. Herb prefers early 1970s cars. I'm fairly certain that others would choose other eras. But if you want F1 to remain the pinnacle of technical car design then it has to be ahead of road cars in all features and leading them, not following, hence my comment about flappy paddles being on high-end road cars. If you take the opposite view and want to make the actual driving as hard as possible, then the further in time you back, the harder - and slower - it becomes.