godlameroso wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:25 pm
When track limits are defined, going over the limits is punished because the stewards feel an advantage has been gained. Remember Bahrain? No? Short memories I guess.
Without widened track limits Mercedes would never have been able to take turn 9 flat. They also would have lost speed on the exit of 7 if they couldn't cut through 8 like they were doing. That alone is worth 2 tenths. Add to that Red Bull were forced to run their high downforce rear wing which has proven to not give an ideal balance to the car and probably cost it a tenth and a half on the straights.
Oh well, the kerbs and walls determine the track limits at the next round, it's not so easy to modify or move kerbs around so we'll see.
But the limits are the same for all the cars and drivers. If, and a big if, changing a track limit was seen as disadvantaging the RBR cars, there's no way the team wouldn't have mentioned it vociferously. I really don't think there is anything in this line of thinking you're going down.
Bahrain is an odd one and probably not a fair comparison as they changed the track limits mid race (which I think none of us agree is proper) but they did communicate it to all the teams/drivers but the rules were the same for all drivers at all times during that race so the advantage was there to be had by everyone, until it wasn't- again for everyone.
But I completely agree that there should be consistency on track limits across all tracks, and for me as for many others and probably yourself, it's the white lines for every corner on every track.