If F.1 bosses are looking for new ingredients to make F.1 more spectacular, they simply need to re-wind the tape of last sunday’s Hungarian GP to find some bloody good inspiration. The Budapest event has been the best GP so far this year with multiple race leaders swapping places for final victory. At flag fall, Ricciardo grabbed the highest step of the podium leaving behind a long stream of former world champions fighting for the rest of the points. Daniel drove a perfect race (with a little help from the early safety car) and took home the second win for the Red Bull Team, leaving the quadruple world champion Vettel in the shade, again. Alonso was courageous and skilled in keeping both Mercedes honest and his brilliant performance brought the Ferrari back onto the scene for the immense pleasure of the Maranello fans around the world. If I were part of the Team in charge of searching for ideas, my recipe for success to keep F.1 exciting is to be found in the elements which made the Hungarian GP a great race: 1) Keep even the level of performance of the Teams thus allowing more changes of leadership during the race and the Championship. The introduction of a BOP is a must. How to do it? I am afraid I have no technical solution for it, however the allocation of ballast on a scale for the point-getters of the previous race should be taken into consideration. 2) Encourage Teams to give young drivers the chance to show their true colors thus finding more Ricciardos. This may be done by letting F1 Teams field a third car for winning drivers of the F.3 and Gp2 Championships. 3) Make sure Ferrari stays up there with the stars. On my list of ingredients this may sound a little partisan, but it is a fact that when a Ferrari shines, the whole F.1 circus shines with it. How to do it? For the moment let’s keep Alonso in red!
Keeping Alonso at Ferrari might be a great ingredient to keep the tifosi around the world interested on F 1 but it is not the rightful place for a Champion of his side and capabilities.Ferrari should be worthy of a great driver and for the last 5 years has fallen down to a depth that is near to the embarrassing level of a third grade team.
Bring back V12 bring back re-fuelling and bring back steel brakes and then we will see the true greatness of the drivers as you mentioned.By what we have witnessed In Hungary the final 10 positions should remain the same but this is also true for the rest of the other races.It would not be just a run away Team each season but many different cars and different drivers arriving on the top of podiums.