Rod_in_Chile wrote:A question for Ciro and the other number crunchers, has technology such as paddle shift steering wheels and semi automtic gearboxes affected overtaking statistics?
marcush. wrote:Second question is what are the incredients for a really entertaining race?
marcush. wrote:I believe F1 cars should be able to survive bigger impacts during wheel to wheel fights and slight contact as was the case in earlier days.This would at least help the drivers not to worry too much about going for it .Additionally a time advantage going thru the pitlane would help to counter time lost in races due to
front wing damage or a change of tyres.
Rod_in_Chile wrote:I think the wheel covers are banned this year and I agree the front wing is too wide I would like the to go back to the 2008 width
marcush. wrote:Rod_in_Chile wrote:I think the wheel covers are banned this year and I agree the front wing is too wide I would like the to go back to the 2008 width
my belief is: far more than that is needed.suspension and coolingsystem has to survive a random sideways impact with a competitor unaffected .so slight wheel to wheel or wheel to sidepot will not end a competitors race.
The penalty for loosing a frontwing or suffering a puncture is very high anyways ,as you have reduced performance instantly ,so the actual way thru the pit should not impose a additional penalty.It would be possible to create inlap outlap circuit layouts considerably shorter than conducting the racetrack.This would in my view make the drivers more trying to actually take chances in trying to pass .
Oridori wrote:So, what about including more corners that would benefit mistakes. I'm thinking of those situations which make me struggle most on a track (ofc, not saying that my driving skills are anywhere near of those of a pro-driver ).
Say you have a rather fast corner going over some sort of crest, getting tighter and requiring breaking in the later, downhill part while at the same time dropping off to the outside and a straight line following all this(i hope this is somehow comprehensible).
That's only one example of what i could think of to make tracks more challenging and less forgiving than say Abu Dhabi Well, at least it would make me struggle heh
what about driver distractions?
somwhwere else in this forum it was posted that certain drivers had big dificulties to keep their blood in the head during monaco grand prix BECAUSE of a banner at the track-AND ADMITTING this as well...
I#d say put some half naked top Models at the difficult points at the track lifting their skirt or shirts when cars of dominant competitors approach...it worked for Stuck ages ago...maybe it will work for Bernie and the overtaking working group as well...
not serious but there is a point..
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