chrisc90 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:38 am
I do think there should be a limited for VSC rather than time delta. To easy to gain an advantage during the VSC
The solution is easy, VSC already does this but do 20 mph max speed not this 40% throttle nonsense. No pit lane at all, pit lane closed. They do this all the time in other forms of racing, race director puts in 1st and cars coast at 20 mph. Driver only turns the wheel. No one gains, and no one loses. They can take all the apex’s they want to gain, speed is simply too low to gain.
The person who just pitted before the safety doesn’t gain an advantage, his/her gap will be same since the cars are basically stopped.
You could add one element, let the back markers through but it’s a race, so I see no point in letting back markers through but it could be taken on a case by case basis. Maybe just back markers behind the 10th position can unlap themselves, for this equalizer effect F1 is after.
Maybe the cars would overheat but that’s a whole different topic. Speed can vary track by track. This also resolved all this bunching up nonsense.
This also works for if there is less than 5 laps to go, just one speed and no one gains. Those scenarios can be taken by the race director.
For the current rules, just pit no matter what, and stick with it. Another strategy, I think drivers have done this, if on the same tire compound, just stay in 2nd and close to the person you actually need to beat in front, no chance of you missing the pits. If you are in front, just maintain the 2 second gap (Schmacher strategy).
If slower cars beat you with fresh tires, they’ll beat the one in front too. One exclusion would be if the 3rd position person is the front competitors teammate. This is why you have your own teammate.
And always pick the same tire as your main competitor on race day unless you had a bad qualifying. Racers need a person parked on each corner, if a safety car occurs, they will get the info instantly rather than this whole one communicator nonsense.
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