I did not go through all the discussion, but I have a proposal that I would like to get your inputs on:
The teams have to use ALL of the tires that they used for qualifying.
Basically, this will force the teams that were able to hit Q3 to adopt at least a 2 stop race, assuming they will use a new set for each section. Of course, a team might try to use the same tire for -say- Q1 and Q2. But now they have a 6 lap old tire instead of a 3 lap one. Another set of rules to bolster this one would be:
Cars failing to set a time at the new qualifying step fall to the previous one and line up according to their time in the previous qualifying step. Top cars from the previous qualifying are promoted to replace them.
Ok, my wording sucks. Let me give an example to describe what I tried to say: if say 2 cars do not set a time in Q3, they fall to Q2. (They would end up lining up 11th and 12th, because their times would have been enough for that.) Then, the original 11th and 12th cars would replace them in 9th and 10th.
One more thing, of course, is:
An intermediate or rain set can be used in place of a set used in qualifying
So that when it rains no one does stupid risky stuff.
What do y'all say?
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