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Author Topic: What the heck - yet another blue flag rant  (Read 833 times)

Offline Canada Darrell™

What the heck - yet another blue flag rant
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:37:37 PM »
Blue flags....


Seriously, a waved blue flag means one car stops "racing" and that is not why I am watching!

My reasoning is this:

-If you are lapping another car you are obviously faster than them so shut up and pass them!

-There are rules regarding blocking (or not depending on what side of the Schumacher fence you reside on! :) ) so a slower car cannot block a faster car to prevent the pass.

-It may take YOU longer to pass a slower car than your opponent....too bad so sad...that's RACING

And if you insist on having blue flags then you should not be able to be passed by a 2nd slower car behind you taking advantage of you being forced to slow for the coming faster car.

Kimi's back! Future double WDC.

Offline John S

Re: What the heck - yet another blue flag rant
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 01:52:05 PM »

Right on CD, blue flags should only ever be a warning of faster car behind; end of.  >:(

Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Jericoke

Re: What the heck - yet another blue flag rant
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 03:06:10 PM »
When were the current blue flag rules implemented, and what was the rationale?

I can imagine a situation where a close championship (without enforced blue flags) can be decided by backmarkers holding up specific cars while letting others through.  Would that be allowed?  How would it be policed by the Ferrari International Assistance?

Offline Scott

Re: What the heck - yet another blue flag rant
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 03:57:09 PM »
Blue flags suck...should be outlawed.  Only in F1 could there be a conspiracy that some backmarkers would let through some leaders easily, while others not.  I think as long as a backmarker gives room on the straights (as in doesn't weave down them trying to block), then lapping cars should be able to pass...after all they did LAP the car they're passing, didn't they?  Surely they have enough speed on the straight bits of the track to pass without a red carpet being laid down for them.
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Re: What the heck - yet another blue flag rant
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 07:39:57 PM »
Not the greatest fan of blue flags myself, but then I'm not the greatest fan of seeing a fight for top positions or race victory spoiled by back markers either.


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