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Author Topic: 55 mtre pit stop rule?  (Read 4403 times)

Offline cosworth151

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2010, 02:18:20 AM »
I just heard Andy Stevenson from FIF1 on Radio 5 during 1st practice. He said that the 55 Meter line is just a rough guide. He said that the FIA won't enforce it too tightly if everyone pits at once during a caution.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2010, 04:10:45 AM »
That makes more sense then. Phew!
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Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2010, 08:16:14 AM »
Yeah, that is a sensible implementation of the rule!

Offline Jericoke

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2010, 12:43:30 PM »
Yeah, that is a sensible implementation of the rule!

It was my understanding that the whole poit of the rule was to remove interpretation from the equation.

Honestly, without the fuel out in the pits, the risks are much lower, so I don't know that this rule is as critical as it has been in the past.  (I'm sure the left side tire changes might disagree...)

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2010, 02:28:21 PM »
It's to stop two cars colliding into one another in the pits or (more commonly) ruining each other's races in a dangerous way.

However, there is flexibility in the guidelines, which is why a combination of a tighter pitlane and slower speeds meant that the guideline in Australia was only 30m.
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Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2010, 10:37:20 AM »
Absolutely!  100% with you Darrell.  I've never understood why F1 needs 20 guys surrounding the car.  Send the boys to the gym and use 6-7 of them to do the same thing.  Nothing wrong with the gravity fed fuel either...I'd be happy with 20sec pit stops.  It would shake the field up even more until they are all sorted out.  Think of the strategies they'd have to come up with to calculate where everyone will be at the end of the pit stops.
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absolutely you guys, good thinking as it would reduce costs, be more fun and a helluva lot safer too it would be a win/win for fans and teams alike or is this too simple-minded for the rarified world of F1?
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Offline Willy

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2010, 12:20:32 AM »
Bad rule.
Unless you change the location and distance between pit areas.

Offline Scott

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2010, 11:04:48 AM »
Why?  Nascar and IRL do it in tighter pits than F1 has.
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Offline Jericoke

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2010, 06:25:53 PM »
Any word on the distance being enforced for Malaysia?  Or the pit speed limit?

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 55 mtre pit stop rule?
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2010, 08:48:49 PM »
Nothing's been said about pitlane speed limit, so I'm assuming the standard 80km/h.

Although nothing's been said about distances either, it would be most logical if 55m was again in use, though I cannot confirm that.
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