So the juniour formulae are better coz they dont have refuelling or because they are spec series ? make up your mindJust_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:05 pmThe "great races" occur when you have drivers of similar ability in simple cars of similar ability. That's why the junior formulae - which never have refuelling - are generally exciting. The cars are similar because they are spec series and the racing is good because they can follow. Back when we had refuelling in F1, the cars were simpler, aero allowed following, and the great races were between drivers of similar ability in similar cars. Refuelling didn't make it good, the other stuff did.
And still there were more most pitstops per race during the refuelling era, than what we have now..are you forgetting something obvious which influences the pitstops? TyresRefuelling will not make F1 "better" - thinking it will is an example of your correlation / causation point, actually. Refuelling will make pit stops more dangerous and longer. Longer pitstops will generally mean teams choose to minimise number of stops. Indeed, teams will choose to minimize stops anyway as they are a high risk few seconds where races can be lost by errors/failures. That's why they tend to go with one stop races unless forced by the tyres/incidents to do otherwise.
i agree to an extend, but didnt we try that out in F1 from 2009 and 2014? and what is the result?You want to make racing "better"? Make the aero simpler and the cars simpler. Allow the cars to follow and you'll have great racing. Sure, the cars will be slower and lap records won't be broken but the racing will be closer.
we need simpler aero and also greater strategical variance, which the pirelli tyres have failed to produce...Pirelli are not going to change their philosophy, their tyres will always last a century if you drive slowly (and also they are gonna stay here till 2023...) hence the presence of refuelling (i dont want 90s style refuelling...but just one fuel stop ) will give an alternative strategies and make the teams push their tyres and produce lighter and more nimbler car to overtake.
i dont think there has been any fatality due to refuelling in those 15 years
You don't need to add the artificial excitement, but very real danger, of refuelling to make F1 better. To think so is to be guilty of your own view of others as stated by you above.