Qualifying is fantastic, the only way to improve it is to bring the car count up to 26 and include a Q3, but the way it lines the cars up in speed order for the race almost guarantees a boring procession.El Scorchio wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:57 amThat was such a garbage idea! So relieved they dropped it. I don't know why they keep trying to mess with qualifying. It's one of the things that 99% of the time works brilliantly.
At least it shows he properly read all the regulations and scanned for loopholes - had his medical status been different now, he might have made a fine lawyer.Jackles-UK wrote: ↑Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:27 pmWhilst not strictly a “regulation” could we have the weird safety car restart rule from 2012 (?) where the race started from the last safety car line and not the start/finish line?
This caused mayhem in Monaco when the race was due to finish under the safety car but Schumacher passed someone out of Noges in one of his patented “not technically illegal” manoeuvres because the final safety car line was at the pit entry so the race was effectively active again until the line! Unsurprisingly they re-wrote the rule almost immediately to prevent it happening again.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.
Schumacher was wrong and he was penalized for his wrong action.Manoah2u wrote: ↑Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:26 amAh, i forgot about that. Yes, one prime example of how absolutely ferociously cunning Schumacher was. Schumacher wasn't just the best and fastest driver in the field, he was also vastly the most 'read' driver in the field in regards to the sport itself, indeed, regulations and loopholes, he knew the weather conditions, what to expect, he knew how his car would behave under certain changes, and he knew how to properly influence the rest of the field, and play the media. Meanwhile he had his manager Sabine to arrange all things that could take his focus off F1 achievements.
In regards to how Bottas more than once managed to 'jump start' without penalty (unfortunately for him he didn't manage to benefit from it either), that surely would be a feat or 'loophole' Michael would have exploited, untill the sport was forced to come with a solution.