Completely agree they will be aiming to minimise lap times and that, in itself, makes racing more difficult. But I’m not sure that definitely means any improvements in the ability to follow more closely will be negated or offset.dans79 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:14 pmThey won't be actively/directly trying to undermine it.henry wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:05 pmIn what way do you think the teams would try to undermine the intentions of the 2021 regs? It would be in their interests to build a car that follows really well so the only avenue will be to produce a disruptive wake. Whether they could do both would be interesting particularly since the following would be the absolute priority.
But, just like in every previous rule change, the engineers will be doing everything they can to decrease lap times, and that will inevitably lead to developments technical or otherwise that make it hard for the cars to race closely.
For example Bubble gum tires and mandatory compound usage was introduced to, force more than 1 pit stop to offer alternative strategies. What did the teams do? That's right, they quickly figured out technical and strategic changes that made it so they only had to do one pit stop.
As I said before the teams have more resources, they will eventually figure out how to negate anything put in place by the fia that hinders them. Usually the situation ends up worse than it was before.
But you’re right that the teams do adopt techniques and methodologies with only one goal, finishing as high as possible, and whether it’s a spectacle that people will want to see is low on their list of nice to haves.