F1: Drive to Survive season 4 has just dropped and fans are rushing to see if their favorite drivers have made the cut and will continue to compete in this exciting racing series. However, with this season of the show being so long, there are bound to be some major disappointments in store. Here’s why F1: Drive to Survive season 4 will be a disappointment for fans everywhere.
There are too many teams
When I first found out that the FIA was changing the rules for the 2019 F1 season and that there would be no more mid-season changes, my first thought was Oh boy. With only 19 teams currently competing on the grid, there are no other teams left. The FIA’s decision to not allow new entries into Formula One means that at least one team will be axed from the series.
Sure, that might not seem like such a big deal but with every team having two cars on the grid, it would mean that Formula One would have 18 cars on each race weekend instead of 20. And with only 18 cars in play, it would mean half of them (nine) wouldn’t even make it onto the starting grid.
The new cars are ugly
The new cars for the upcoming F1: Drive to Survive Season 4 are ugly. I’m not just saying that because the old cars were beautiful and the new ones are not, I’m saying it because they have ruined what is one of the most iconic things about Formula 1. The sound! The sound of an engine screaming in anger as it reaches speeds over 200mph is absolutely beautiful.
It’s something you can’t get anywhere else, it’s unique and pure and exciting. You’ll never be able to capture that feeling with these new cars. Not only that, but there are no more team logos on the side of the car so if you don’t know which team each driver belongs to then how will you know who’s going faster?
That adds another layer of strategy which makes this game more interesting than other racing games where everyone drives identical vehicles and all they do is try different tactics in terms of car setup. If I wanted those kinds of games then I would play Need for Speed or Gran Turismo instead.
The races are too predictable
Most of the races on this show are one-sided. One racer will be ahead for most of the race, then they will make one mistake and it’s game over. The other racer will be trailing behind, but through some miraculous turn of events they would take the lead and win. It’s predictable and boring because there is no suspense or excitement in watching a race where you know who is going to win before it even starts.
There is also an editing issue: In season 3 of F1: Drive to Survive, the editors mixed up when races happened so they could keep new viewers engaged. Season 4 doesn’t have these problems anymore, which means all the races are happening at roughly the same time.
And finally, let’s not forget about how annoying Fernando Alonso has been as a commentator: I’m sure his commentary skills were probably better when he was racing than now that he is retired from Formula 1. That doesn’t excuse his comments like I would’ve won that race if I wasn’t stuck behind Felipe Massa.
Bernie Ecclestone won’t be involved
Bernie Ecclestone has been involved in Formula One since the mid-1970s, and his involvement was always crucial because he negotiated the deals that brought new races, sponsors, and television deals. However, now that he’s out of the picture, things are going to change dramatically.
The current series director and CEO Chase Carey is not as good at negotiating, which means we might see fewer countries hosting races. Sponsors will also be hard to come by because they want a return on their investment which Bernie had already done some groundwork for them with major names like Rolex, Emirates Airlines, and Heineken.
Finally, TV broadcasters may find themselves paying more for broadcasting rights without getting any additional benefits from Bernie’s work with previous host broadcasters such as Sky Sports or Fox Sports.
There’s no reason to watch it
The new cast of F1: Drive to Survive is being announced, and all we can do is shake our heads in disappointment. The first three seasons were not only incredible but also had one of the most diverse casts on television. It’s not that they didn’t have enough time, they just didn’t bother trying.
Now it will be an entirely white cast except for one woman and no people of color at all. It’s such a letdown because there are so many talented people out there who deserve recognition and could have given so much more to this show than what we’re going to get. It feels like a waste for everyone involved – viewers, producers, and actors alike – when there was so much potential for something great here.