It is hard for me to disagree with these articles from RACER and PlanetF1. The new rules changes are basically a dud, and while one race a season does not make, it will be a disaster for the F1 powers that be if Australia follows suite to Bahrain.
I still wish that all the monkey’ing around with the points system would have added points for landing the poll, leading the most laps, leading at the midway point, and for gaining the fastest lap. Anything to make the races more interesting would be helpful.
As far as I can tell, it has been awhile since there was a major re-fueling accident, and the cars are not remarkable more fuel efficient just because of the refueling ban. What’s the point?