DChemTech wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:00 pm
One could also argue that the red flag is unfair in that people can repair their car then. Some people will benefit, others will not. We've seen a few cases this year where Lewis had a huge benefit from a red flag, and now we had one where Max had some benefit. Those benefits don't always feel just, and sure, we can hypothesize about what 'fairer' rules may look like (I did so as well when Lewis was greatly benefitting in Imola), but the situation will always be that some will benefit more than others.
Absolutely. Depending on who is affected in which way we hear different noise.
For me the situation is good as it is:
- SC tire changes are questionable by themselves. It hat a good reason why the pit lane was closed in the past. It is hard to discuss fair/unfair in this regard.
- In 90% of the cases the red flag comes or has to come out quickly. Both in Hungary and Saudi we had cases where the race director was simply too slow with the red flag. From previous crashes like Schumacher they must have known, that this is clearly a damage on the most relevant TecPro. So usually this is not even playing a role.
- If we come to a situation where we change back to a previous order like on a race end with red flag we come to a highly unfair situation for people who did nice overtakes. This is known from race ending red flags.
- No tire change is highly unfair as used tires can never be brought up to temp for a standing start.
- For a everyone changes and sets back to initial order at SC deployment we have an issue with tire rules. Perez fitted hard tires under SC and then could switch back to medium for the restart.
- We will always have damage repairs or similar. Just setting everything back is unfair to those staying clean.
I think the current solution is the most fair under the circumstances that any other solution brings more unfair issues with it. Who gambles on a SC tire change needs to gamble. Nothing wrong with this.