richard_leeds wrote:Remember when cars failed the 120% rule for qualifying? With that sort of diversity in performance you are bound to get more overtaking.
Miguel wrote:I'd love to see Ciro post here with his overtaking histogram.
timbo wrote:richard_leeds wrote:Remember when cars failed the 120% rule for qualifying? With that sort of diversity in performance you are bound to get more overtaking.
Well, it was not THAT bad - it was 107%)))
segedunum wrote:timbo wrote:How refueling affects passing? AFAIK refueling was banned at 1984, so I'd like to see pre-1984 figures.
Well, we can certainly see the effect when it was brought in in 1994.
What you got was teams and drivers very reluctant to pass, angling their strategy to pass while in the pits and you merely got the top teams locking out the front of the grid only for them to run lower fuel to maintain track position and stay where they were. Carrying fuel from qualifying into the race was a way of getting around that but it merely reduced qualifying to a qustion mark about fuel, and I hate hearing about those boring published fuel weights.
No refuelling wasn't perfect, but refuelling was an ill-conceived idea brought in in 1994 as a response to William's dominaton.
richard_leeds wrote:Here's the "Retired" data for the key years previously noted.
richard_leeds wrote:Well, it was not THAT bad - it was 107%)))
timbo wrote:I don't arguing that - I just noted that 120% is a bit too high - think about it, with 20% pace deficit you would be lapped within 5 laps from the start of the race!
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