siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:02 pm
I am open to the notion of refueling being allowed as an OPTION, it did add to the spectacle. I do not like the compulsory anything, including tyre stops.
The teams should have as many options as possible, but this would require the tyre manufacturers to join the game then. 10 different options of fuel and tyres V a straight through with the strategies converging on the penultimate lap would be nice.
if it was an option then surely all teams will use it, as you only need a smaller fuel tank meaning more ballast to move around....they will go for pre 2009 era type tanks and cars will get shorter and indirectly also would make it easy to overtake
I dont think it would be a given. There has to be a point of diminishing returns on the carried weight, so it would probably be between a third and half way into the race. This would mean that the car would have to be in a position to regain 25+ seconds and re enter the race in a favorable position, which is why I say the tyre makers would have to play.
If it was a simple dash on low fuel and softest tyre to lap 15+- then cruse to the end on a tyre that would go the whole distance without a stop, that would be a no brainer.
If for instance tyre and fuel had to be different stops, or only the softest while fuel, or a good tyre would last the whole race and die 3,4,5 laps from the end, things would need to be considered. A pitstop in the last half dozen for fuel or tyres could stir things up, especially if there is a long safety car.
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