Originally Posted by Italteen3
I wish I was around when the regulations were much more lax and cars had hp figures in the thousand+ range. I think that lax of rules led to much more advances in actual new consumer use products. Carbon Fiber, F1 transmission, traction control, exotic materials, etc. etc. I can imagine it wasn't as political either.(just a guess I wasn't alive)
You don't think it was political back in the 80s or 60s? Oh man, go read about the FOCA vs. FISA battles. Go read about the turbo era. Go read about the introduction of the Cosworth DFV.
THIS IS NOTHING NEW TO THE SPORT.
These politics have existed for as long as the F1 world championship, $hit even longer. Since Grand Prix racing started. It will never go away.
This in part and parcel of Grand Prix racing, sorry to say. If it bugs you a lot, go watch Spedvision World Challenge or kart racing.