@aly: No, I don't think so, because F1 has always been as much about innovating on the technical side as it has been about the best drivers.
Wow. Rosberg crosses in a 1:22.792 on the soft tyre.
That has absolutely smashed the fastest lap time from Barcelona testing so far.
By comparison, Massa yesterday did a 1:23.500 on softs.
No no, I should have clarified just these two weeks.
@Adam: Bit of a warning to the entire field!
@Bless: I was actually going to say Force India, for getting so many laps done this afternoon, but yes, that blows it out of the water.
@SharathNagendra: We're approaching the final hour.
@Oliver: I can see the argument, and to a casual fan it's easy to see why that sort of series can be more appealing. But F1 wouldn't be F1 if you took away the ability to innovate - it's as simple as that.
@ResultantAsteroid: It's only the homologation date for Honda. The rest just have to homologate an engine before Australia.
@Rodster: And a lot more expensive.
@Big_red_e: It was just a year ago that teams were looking to reduce GP weekends to Saturday and Sunday to save money. I'm not sure more testing helps the show. Testing at circuits before a GP weekend used to mean everyone turned up with perfect set-ups and races tended to be more boring as a result.
@SharathNagendra: Nasr on the development tyres, Vettel on the mediums, Maldonado onthe softs, Kvyat on the mediums and Hulkenberg on the mediums. Roughly 45 minutes to go.
@mfbull: More malleable. You can make an imprint in them with your nail, but they don't feel sticky. They do create chemical grip with the track surface but that doesn't last - hence the degradation.