Stu wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:01 pm
XRayF1 wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:31 am
Jolle wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Isn’t Monaco critisized for being a boring race because no one dares an overtake?
Missing a corner must carry some kind of penalty, but a DNF (with extra safety cars etc) makes every race boring as hell. No one dares to take any risks.
Well, not everywhere, but at some points.
This is the reason why I said "Monaco-style" (and not "like Monaco") and mentioned "at crucial/critical" turns.
I would not want any GPs to be 'encased' in barriers.
I would not change, say La Source at Spa, but Turn 4 Bahrain was always where Drivers extended the track as they saw fit.
Back in the late 80’s/early nineties La Source was one place that they used to exceed the track limit on (at the exit), first person that I recall doing it regularly was Mansell; it totally changed the nature of the corner AND the run down to Eau Rouge and gave a huge advantage.
All good, but La Source is not under question on track limits.
For the first corner after start it is exempt, after that the normal rules apply given by the Race Director.
I do not recall any discussions re track limits at La Source for the last 10 years, so I consider it safe.
Make the drivers think twice about having a run outside track limits - this is what I am essentially suggesting.
Invent some nasty curbs, put a slippery paint outside the track limits (I know some turns have but those have just less grip and are IMHO not slippery), put a barrier at crucial turns ... whatever!
But having discussions again and again at every race, is more than annoying.
... and no, it is not the drivers fault.
As always it is the rule maker's indecision.