Ciro Pabón wrote:Disciplined rows, time to clear the track.
Oh, c'mon, Dave.
Just one word: boring.
I agree heartily with Strad. I know where he is going, we've discussed it many, many times. First, we talk about the boredom permeating F1. Then, naturally, the point of the safety cars pops up by itself.
So, Strad, let's explain our secret idea to the world. It is about time, the patent is only days away.
This is it:
An alternative would be to hire people like the marshal we all saw tumbling in Canada.
Presto! No safety car needed.
You just keep a row of fat marshals standing by at every straight. As soon as the accident happens, the marshals go into the tarmac.
Then, as the first car zips by over the crest of the hill at 320 kph, they tumble in panic, they fall on the track and they cover the carbon fiber shards with their squishy bodies.
First, safety is served.
Secondly, the landscape of squished marshals intermixed with car pieces would increase the level of the spectacle.
Thirdly, in Canada, evidently, the rain would carry away the remains quickly.
I don't know why people fail to see the simpler solutions.
Say no to safety cars! Say yes to squishy marshals!
Now, about the point of used tyres deployed as barriers... have you thought of using standing squishy marshals instead?
They could still use the flags, even when deployed in position and tied (so they won't fall when they see the car coming). We (well, actually it was Strad's idea. In our team, he's the brain, I'm the beauty) have thought of using kevlar ropes, so no squishy marshal (except perhaps the strongest ones) could leave his post unattended.
Isn't that a blend of spectacle and safety everybody can agree on?
Do Strad and myself have to find the solution to everything, people? For the love of Pete...
I'd pay to see you pitch this to the FIA