Vasconia wrote: ↑
Wed May 03, 2017 10:31 am
BosF1 wrote: ↑
Wed May 03, 2017 10:12 am
hollus wrote: ↑
Tue May 02, 2017 8:32 pm
A prediction: For the first time we will see cars choosing to pit because they cannot get close enough to the car they are supposed to lap. In some conditions, people will lose pace to the extent that they will be unable to get within 1 second of the car they are trying to lap, and thus they'll get no blue flags.
And I think this (having to choose pitting to get out of lapped traffic) will happen more than once.
It's nice to have this downforce dependency back, isn't it?
We got the best drivers in the world, in the fastest cornering cars ever build, yet they aren't able to closely follow each other because of that downforce. Indeed, it will be easier to overtake by going for the undercut, hence less overtaking on track and more via strategy / pit stops. It's 2004 all over again. How many races do you think we have before the average viewer starts noticing that races have become more dull because of lack of overtaking?
I dont see so many complains thanks to the close fight between Ferrari and Mercedes. Just only imagine 2015´s season with these cars, it would be the epitom of boredom.
I wouldn´t say fight, but parity
This season similar cars simply can´t fight, they have problems to become within 1 second of a lapped
car, imagine if it´s not a lapped car but a car with a similar pace...
This is going to be, togheter with past Russian GP, one of the most boring GPs ever
Maybe some car will be close to some other, but it will be similar to Imola 05, people at the edge of their chairs assuming they´re watching a fight while in the real world they both were cruising because an overtake is out of reach and only a mistake from the car in front can make it possible, so his driver is just cruising to avoid any mistake, and the car behind is doing 2 seconds slower laptimes than possible but without any chance to overtake
This is current F1