DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:18 pm
I don't agree with the Ocon was faster statement. This statement is only based on the previous round sectors 1 and 3, in sector 2 Max was faster. With sector 1 and 2 Ocon having some DRS advantage. Some say also slipstream advantage. With a lap behind there is no reason to think Ocon was faster, and for the moment itself it was clearly DRS that enabled the move of Ocon.
Now on the tires, some say Ocon wanted to make the best of his new tires. This is not correct, when you start pushing right out of the pit you kill your tires. Ocon still had more than 25 laps to go, if you want a good result you don't go burn up your tires right at the start. So pushing to go after Max would have a negative effect on the race result for Ocon.
And this is what fuels the Mercedes conspiracy, why did Ocon push so hard from the pit, killing his tires instead of trying to get a good race result. I don't believe the conspiracy, I think there is another reason, namely the history between Ocon and Max and the frustration of Ocon with his current situation.
In conclusion, Ocon had no reason to be there other than to hinder to Max.
I have a very strong feeling, that in reversed situation You would say a bit different story
What makes You say Ocon was pushing very hard and killing his tires? His onboard shows rather smooth ride. On his outlap he was already at Max pace, getting faster as he got some heat into his tires. Maybe he was that much faster than Max on this particular moment that being stuck behind was significantly slowing him down?
GPR -A wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
turbof1 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:12 pm
I think the second is a no-go. That would lead to a loss of the spectable as less cars will be in competition nearer the end of the race. No more blue flags could work, but I think it will be viewed as unfair/unnecessary hold up. I think the 3th is the best option.
Sorry no offence, but what is the spectacle they are adding to? The only excitement they provide is when they crash and bring Safety Car, which adds to a bit of drama. If that is the purpose they drive to serve, may be it isn't such a big deal to send to them to pits when they get blue flags.
1) In Spain this year, You would be left with 5 cars on the track, with only 3rd and 4th having some sort of a battle. In Austria only top3 would be left by the end of the race. In Mexico 4 left with no fight whatsoever. How is that interesting?
2) There would be no historic comebacks like Jim Clarke at Monza '67 anymore. Also some very impressive, even if not winning comebacks like Bottas getting 2nd in Baku '17 from being lap behind.
3) There are far more interesting battles in the crowded midfield than in 1,2 or 3 at most horsed race upfront.