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Author Topic: Sitting out a session  (Read 2986 times)

Offline Scott

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2011, 07:15:38 PM »
In "Ye Olden Days" every practice was qualifying. Every lap was timed, any good one could be your grid time. If you put a real flyer in early you could rest on your laurels. Simple, easy, you could put in a Banker. Then they started messing around with it to "improve the show". What we have now is a decent compromise. The fast guys duel it out for pole ( there is a rumor they are changing the name to Vettel Position) the others balance a couple of grid positions against an extra set of options. Interesting choices, opportunities for different strategies, works for me. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I'm starting to have more and more fond memories of the old Q.  One hour, go out if you like, or not.  Smart strategists will time it so there aren't any or many slower cars in the way, not so smart won't.  I'm getting tired of this 3 part qualifying - I find myself getting bored until the last two minutes.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2011, 08:03:55 PM »
+1 Or maybe like Indycar, 1 session for everyone, then the top 6 go for pole.
Lonny

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2011, 05:25:59 PM »
I've got another idea. How about making everyone qualify on hard tyres, and granting one set of soft tyres for each Q where a set of hards was used and a time either attained or reasonably attempted? (Where the car was knocked out before Q3, it could be assumed they'd have run a set of hard tyres for each Q they missed). Everyone would be allowed to start on soft tyres if they wished, assuming they'd earned any, and all soft tyres would be box-fresh. There'd still be some strategy in the hard tyre states, but the best strategy would become doing a run in every possible session. It also wouldn't need any more tyres to be brought to races.
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Offline John S

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2011, 06:55:25 PM »
I've got another idea. How about making everyone qualify on hard tyres, and granting one set of soft tyres for each Q

Surely that would make it even tougher for the 3 tail end teams to ever get on terms with the others Ali,  :confused:  may just as well divide the grid into two spec classes and have done with it.   ::)

   

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Offline cosworth151

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2011, 01:36:29 PM »
Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery sees the problem, too:

"We are robbing the fans of a show. They paid good money to come here today."

http://www.racer.com/hembery-tire-saving-robbing-the-fans/article/213924/?DCMP=EMC-RACER_DAILY
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2011, 11:11:19 PM »
Surely that would make it even tougher for the 3 tail end teams to ever get on terms with the others Ali,  :confused:  may just as well divide the grid into two spec classes and have done with it.   ::)

Why would it make it more difficult for the new teams to get on terms? They're all on the same tyres in Q1 except for the top 6-8 drivers anyhow. A new team knocked out in Q1 despite trying to qualify would get 3 sets of soft tyres just like the pole-sitter, except of course the pole-sitter also used 2 other sets of hard tyres to get that pole...
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Sitting out a session
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2011, 12:35:22 AM »
The idea behind the tire rules was to make teams find the correct strategy to maximize speed versus tire wear/pitstops. All these ideas are designed to remove one of their options. How is that a good thing? I don't really care that much about qualifying, I would rather see a race with teams on as many different strategies as possible. And I'm tired of them constantly tinkering with the rules to "improve the show".
Lonny

 


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