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Author Topic: 2020 Italian Grand Prix  (Read 412 times)

Offline monty

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2020, 09:34:41 AM »
Quote
luck of the draw surely Monty, what about the times when a safety car gets thrown and the leaders are on the wrong part of the track, i.e. just passed pit in and lower runners can then jump them by diving in straight away.

Do you think then they should close pit lane as soon as safety car thrown and then only allow stops once field bunched up behind S/C? - No not for me, open pitlane has spiced up many races over the years.
I am not against safety car stops - it was proven in the refuelling era that you couldn't keep cars out during safety cars (some cars ran out of fuels or tyres). My problem is the Red Flag rule that allows a car to have any compound tyre fitted and repairs carried out. As proven in this race, it gave Stroll a free pitstop and free choice of tyres when the rest of the field had lost time taking pit stops while the rest of the field were still moving. If he hadn't completely screwed the restart and flat spotted his new tyres when he overshot the corner he would have just driven off into the distance!

Offline rmassart

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 12:01:55 PM »
There's an interesting point made by Jolyon Palmer on the BBC, that if you discard Hamilton's charge from the back, there wasn't actually any overtaking happening in this race. Just drivers following each other closely, but not able to get by.  It surprised me how many laps even Hamilton needed to overtake drivers down in 12th position. Partially this was down to the car in front also having DRS and partially because he could never get close enough through the corners.  If we want more exciting racing this has to change. I hope the new regs for 2022 will provide this, but I have little hope to be honest.

Offline Scott

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 06:13:06 PM »
Monza’s going to stay a follow the leader track until they fix the aero rules.  I know the cars are billboards and that most of the factories employ a good chunk of their staff developing and building carbon fiber bits, but if they make it a goal for a few years down the road, everyone can adapt. 

Ground effects and reduce aero down to bare bones safety features and the cars will be able to pass on any track.
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: 2020 Italian Grand Prix
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 08:11:48 AM »
Think the plan is to replace Quali with reversed grid race to decide starting order for Main race. Reversed grid from last race finish positions so no one can game anything.

That makes it extremely easy to game. Simply do deliberately badly in the reversed grid race. Indeed, an uncharacteristic result in the previous race makes it the obvious strategy to follow.

There's an interesting point made by Jolyon Palmer on the BBC, that if you discard Hamilton's charge from the back, there wasn't actually any overtaking happening in this race. Just drivers following each other closely, but not able to get by.  It surprised me how many laps even Hamilton needed to overtake drivers down in 12th position. Partially this was down to the car in front also having DRS and partially because he could never get close enough through the corners.

Second race in a row where DRS significantly damaged the racing. Spa because it was comically powerful, Monza because it induced an artificial "Trulli train".
« Last Edit: September 10, 2020, 08:14:00 AM by Alianora La Canta »
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