Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Formula One (old)

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Formula One[edit]

A well-researched, comprehensive, and well-documented article; partially a self-nom, though I'm not by any means its primary contributor. The issues raised at its last nomination in October 2004 have been corrected as follows:

  1. Indiscriminate use of copyrighted F1 logo in series box - this has been removed.
  2. Article deals too much with specifics and is biased toward present - history section has been thoroughly balanced; specific information has been moved to many of the other related articles (those listed at Template:Formula One).
  3. "People" section is unhelpful - this has been removed in favor of a link to the List of Formula One people.
  4. "Future of F1" should be discussed more broadly - now an entire section is devoted to this topic.

Dan | Talk 03:20, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • It's nearly there, but I still have to object. Good job on the improvements, though. As noted within the article, safety is still a major issue in F1 racing and yet it hasn't been addressed in the main article. Also, I would've expected a short mention of racing legends Ayrton Senna (because of his death) and Niki Lauda. Mgm|(talk) 11:01, Feb 1, 2005 (UTC)
  • Object. Improvement over the previous version, but still several issues.
  1. The lead section should be a bit longer and present a better summary.
  2. The history section has seemingly random subsections.
  3. Maybe (not sure) it is better to split out the history of the evolvement of the car to the "The cars" section.
  4. Writing of the history section is not very fluent. One sentence paragraphs should be avoided; make it more of a story and less of a list of facts. There are also several facts that are too specific or irrelevant; For example, the disappearance of Prost and Arrows should be combined with the downsizing of the field from 40 in the early 1990s to the present number. 5) As MGM noted, Senna and Lauda should certainly not be left out of this article.
  5. I miss a section on the popularity of the sport, the size of the fanbase, coverage in the media, etc. etc.
  6. The "Future of..." section discusses the main issues, but is still too much a collection of individual news facts. Also, historical perspective is needed; the three issues of internationalization, rule changes and financial problems for small teams are not new. Instead of only mentioning the new rules, mention the old rules as well (e.g. changes in the qualifying format, and the reasons to do so). Leave out specifics unless they are very important.
  7. Move all see alsos to a separate list below. If you must keep them in the sections, put them at the bottom, save for the "main article" of course. Most of these are also mentioned in the table at the top too.
  8. A comparison with other and similar motorsport classes would be good for perspective. Especially the Europe (F1) vs. America (Indy) should be discussed. Jeronimo 12:56, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)