Why Danger Isn't The Key To Making Formula One More Exciting

In light of recent attempts to make F1 more exciting again, some have called for a return to the high stakes, womanizing days of yore, where F1 didn’t apologize for what it was and a simple off would certainly end your race. Here’s why Hooniverse’s Patrick Hoffstetter doesn’t think that’s the answer to F1’s woes.

Formula Fun: A More Serious Note

[Here’s a piece by our young F1 contributor Patrick Hoffstetter, from his Formula Fun series]

Now, we should all know the young man in this image. His name is Jules Bianchi, and he currently lies in a coma in a French Hospital. His career was ended at a Japanese Grand Prix last year. Not since Ayrton Senna had a grand prix driver suffered an accident so horribly during a race. He hit a crane that was removing Adrian Sutil’s car from the gravel trap it was stranded in.

After that accident, the F1 world rallied once again towards safety, the largest push since the Sainted Professor Sid Watkins led his charge after seeing his friend Ayrton die after a massive wreck. Now, some fellow F1 writers have been calling for F1 to return to a “Rebel Yell” of political incorrectness and danger.

Here’s why this is wrong.