Re: F1 is a Car Crash
You got the wrong cars. What you just described is Indy racing. Circular track, IC engine only, ...
F1 uses sports car track, like VIR or Sebring, "engine" is hybrid, bodies are to the formula but not at all similar (only in the sense that all aircraft are similar). Regarding the electronics, the average F1 car has about 120 sensors reporting to the pits and on to the factory during the race. Admittedly quite a few of these are temperature sensors but if you are going to fly a 600 kilo car at 1 cm above the ground at 320 kph using a 1000 horsepower engine, temperature is a big deal.
As for Brundle's aborted interview with the AMD CEO, it was nothing compared to when he attempted to interview Maria Carey.