Your moment of zen

Overstating the obvious of the day: things were so much simpler back then, weren’t they? 🙂

~ by velofinds on January 5, 2012.

7 Responses to “Your moment of zen”

  1. That certainly makes a statement, doesn’t it?

  2. Very zen.

  3. This picture epitomizes all that is wrong with F1 today

  4. I simply smiled when i saw that pic. I sometimes wish F1 would simplify things a bit. I love the technology that comes out of F1 but wouldnt it be cool to see drivers these days run cars with 1000bhp and no traction control, no power steering, no wing openings, and no knobs and switches to change the downforce. I dont care if they are slower with lap times as long as it made for some good racing.

    • i don’t follow racing closely enough to feel qualified to comment, but can’t something more along those lines be found these days in GT and touring car racing?

      • definitely, when it comes to certain GT racing that is, simplicity is the case. Driver and Car, not a whole lot else which is what it should be. Not to diminish any other form of racing ( I love road racing, American Le mans, Rolex, Continental etc..) but GT cars are basically production cars, obviously very worked up production cars but production cars none the less. F1 is also on a different stage than GT racing. Big names, big companies blah blah. F1 has become so technologically based and companies spend millions maybe even billions on car development. And that all boils down to usually one chassis dominating the series because they cracked the code and had the means to do so. But as Im writing this Im realizing that..hell… thats been the case since racing was just beginning. Whoever has the best equipment is typically going to win. Basically after all that BS I just typed (im bored at work) I would just love to see F1 get back to the roots. It wont happen but I can dream.

  5. The first thing that popped into my mind was what the next photo should be; an info-graphic with lines linking the modern F1 steering wheel to all parts of the historic F1 driver. It was so grand when the drive was responsible for the traction control, managing the fuel by how much he was on pedal, and communicating with the pit through the pit board. ….brilliant.

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