Man all the "feel good stories" from qualifying went awry in the race (Grosjean, Schumacher, Maldonado, Hulkenburg all retiring) And I think Massa just signed his ticket out of Ferrari. If a McLaren wins, I'm glad it's Button, if this continues can't wait to see Lewis implode again.
I have often thought this for awhile now. It does add that element of the unknown with higher rates of mechanical failure which creates some more excitement. IE if a leading car is prone to failure the guys behind can push the leader into a mistake or having his car break down. Or seeing a low tier team scoring a point was always exciting.
But on the other side it does make things much cheaper for the teams, with keeping the rules stagnant. And it is no fun to see half the field out of the race due to reliability. And if teams are given more free reign on development I think then there would also be a push to have more testing. Which would lead to the teams spending more money, which is something I don't think (aside from the very wealthy teams) any team or the FIA want.
I say give the European GP to France to allow both France and Belgium to have a GP each year. Then Spain decides on using Valencia or Barcelona or switching between the two. Spa, Canada, and Monaco should be on the calendar each year due to the excitment these races bring and history.
This, not to mention both tracks are pretty meh... So getting rid of one of them I think would be a step in the right direction. They could do what Germany does with the GP, just alternate every year.
The server region is defined by the PSN account, not your actual location. If you use an US account you'll play on the US servers. If you use an Australien account I have no idea what might be wrong.Reptylus
If that isn't it, maybe there aren't any or enough Aussie servers to play on so the put you in American ones. I guess BC2 is just weird I've played with a team full of Japanese players. I'm American btw.
I have supported Lewis since he came into the sport (why not support the new guy with a fresh sheet) but each season it seems I lose more and more respect for him, and after Monaco I think I'm done being a fan of his. He is a very exciting driver to watch but in the past his passing moves have been very bold, sometimes they work out beautifully but sometimes, like Monaco his passing ethics (showing complete disregard for fellow drivers) impatience and his idiotic statements after the race kind of put the nail in the coffin for me.
With the Button incident at first I thought Button moved over to block him and threw him into the pit wall, but after watching the replay a couple times it seemed more that Button wasn't lying when he said he didn't see Lewis and he was just driving the normal racing line. Lewis just put his car where it shouldn't have been and paid the price.
It is great to see drivers like Hamilton, Kobayashi and others putting some excitement into the sport but you really have to know your limits.