You don't have much more than hardcore fans watching anymore. I'm pretty certain creating a lottery qualifying system you're suggesting will just drive quite a few of them away. And for what? You have yet to show how a lottery qualifying system would cause anyone who's not watching the series to suddenly want to start watching. I mean why? Exactly what is it about this lottery system for qualifying that's going to suddenly cause potential fans to start watching the series? Just how many new fans would you gain vs. all the fans you have now leaving because of the new system? Sorry, I just don't see anything compelling enough about that system that would cause a new surge in viewership nor at track attendance.If qualifying went away, who would notice but the hardcore fans? You yourself stated potential fans don't care who is at front.
If the series was primarily running ovals, yes. On a typical oval, if you inverted the grid every race I'd say the positions would be re-inverted by around lap 20 in each race. Road and street courses, with far fewer passing opportunities, no. In fact, I'd suggest you'd be setting yourself up for a lot of crushed carbon fiber each race and those typically slower drivers, now at the front of the track due to your lottery system, create a massive traffic jam. It's going to be a mess and some of those faster drivers at the rear are going to get taken out due to mental miscues and mistakes made either by themselves or others as they try and move themselves up. Not exactly a "fair" way to judge a series champion IMO.Don't the fastest cars usually find a way to the front anyway?
I don't see anything interesting about it other than a greater number of crashes on the road and street circuits, not that that's a good thing. At best, the NFL gives the worst teams from the season before first dibs in the next season draft but that's hardly assuring them to be any better than they were the previous season. I also don't see what's fair about this system. As I stated, on an oval it wouldn't be such an issue, a road or street course though......You said the series needs something interesting to watch yet I just gave you something and you trashed it.
BTW, you're responses continue to be geared towards the incorrect notion that just about any driver could be the season champ if they were just in the right car driving for the right team. That there is very little talent involved. I'd like to say you're way off the mark. Sam Hornish or the late Dan Wheldon was wheels on fire on the ovals but put either on a street or road course and the guys performed average at best. Justin Wilson or Will power, just the opposite. Some drivers are barely average on either. Talent and abilities are what supposed to determine the season champ. That extends into the team since they are racing "cars". There's usually reasons why drivers wind up in the A team cars. If money isn't an issue and owners can hire drivers on talent they will. That extends down the line to the lower rank teams. If lower rank teams want to win more they need to move themselves up to reach the levels of those A teams. Spotting them positions on the track at each race creates no motivation for them to do that.
But I have. I've been making these same suggestions for a couple years now. Apparently either the league saw them or came to the same conclusion because there's going to be a new, Indy car based reality show on Versus coming up.And of course you offer no new suggestion of your own. Ernest