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Is the future of Formula 1 on thin ice?

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If I were to ask you which car came first in any race during the 2014 season of Formula 1, my guess would be you would say Mercedes.

If I were to ask you which driver came first, my guess is you would probably say Lewis Hamilton. If were to ask you the same question, but during 2010 to 2013, my guess is you would probably say Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull right?

Of course I'm right. Has Formula 1 become boring and too predictable?


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There are a lot of drivers out there that have openly spoken about the sport and how it seems to have lost its edge. If we race back 50 years, the Formula 1 track was very, very different to what it is now.

It had edge, it had speed, it had danger, it had its champions and it defiantly had a variety of winners.  

It seems every year a new rule jumps on the bandwagon which can ultimately bring down the excitement of the race. The most recent being the down graded V8 to V6 engines that sound like lawn mowers.

The sound you could hear from miles away and even listening on your television made your hairs stand on end. Sadly, for now anyway, they are no more, and the rusty, dull sound of the new engines just puts a downer on the race before the cars even get to turn 1.

Another rule that was introduced a few years back was the, 'no fuelling mid race' rule. Again, many say it made the race easier to plan and predict. I for one agree and thought re-fuelling during races gave more intense pit stops, and teams had to take much more care into planning a race weekend.

I should mention that due to the very reason of this article, rumour has it this rule will be reversed and fuel stops will be put back into action in a few years time.

Mercedes endured a shocking weekend in Hungary, however Hamilton was still able to increase his lead over team-mate Nico Rosberg.

To be honest, even though it's great a British driver is stepping into the record books, I would love to see some variety and more competition on the tarmac, even if it means a few loses for our Brit.

Obviously we do get a lot of great action, many ruff and tumbles and fantastic overtakes. For me and many other fans, it's not like it used to be. 

There are many world champions still racing Formula 1. Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen all have what it take to compete, but it seems, at the moment it is always a two horse race, between team-mates.

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