so it would be quite logical to eliminate the drivers championship - since the role they actually play is very little, most of the job is done by the team - looking for the places where gains can be made, where to conserve, how much and when to charge ERS and where to deploy it, then the driver just executes it, drives to delta times and so ondans79 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:45 amNah, I don't subscribe to the they need to be gladiators mindset.
If the rules weren't written by people who think the 80's was the best decade ever, they'd have a modern computer system on board monitoring everything. The cockpit would look more like one in a fighter jet, and they'd have no need to get anything other than tactical information from the pits.
Instead what we have is a convoluted system of home base personnel passing information to the pitwall, and the pitwall passing a subset of that to the driver. Sometimes I think the number one requirement for being a member of the FIA, is to be anti-technology, and a few other negative mindsets.
there is no mystery why Vettel was beaten by Ricci so hard the year he was leaving RB, Ricci leaving RB and getting crushed by Max - same thing, now Vettel leaving Ferrari and being obliterated by Charles - do you see a pattern here?
pits/team has waaaaaay too much control about how the driver actually performs on the track
locking in engine modes, make the driver think where, how and when he should manage his fuel, disable preprogrammed ERS mapping and dumbing it down would be the best thing to make this actually competitive in regards to drivers, rather than them having little more than a role of a bus/taxi driver, ok, more buttons and switches - cargo plane captain then - still, they follow a script, they make basically zero strategic decisions - that takes A LOT away from the performance