Yeah, this also makes sense. I agree that the current system promotes single team domination.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:02 amI would rather see the lower teams given more money and allowed more CFD/wind tunnel time along with testing sessions.
The current system gives the winners all of the money and then limits everyone's ability to improve.
I wonder if, say, Williams would be helped by an extra $20m to run their computers and tunnel longer and get in some track testing.
I don't know whether that would help. I guess we'll find out in a way once the budget cap has run for a while.
Cars would either need to be much simpler or have more automated stuff in them. They're too complex for the driver to know all of the modes, when they can be used, how much life is available in each controlled component etc.
Nope, grids based on reverse wdc position, or a reverse wdc grid sprint race combined with qualifying to determine the grid. Absolutely no way to game that and no advantage to sandbagging either.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 pmYou'd have to just assign grid slots randomly otherwise. Any other form of qualifying would be gamed one way or another as there would be an optimal grid slot. The teams would mess around in order to get the optimal slot which would be silly. Slowing down in the last corner to ensure, say, P11 for example.
All a bit gimmicky, though, isn't it?
It's not "gimmicky", just different to what was arbitrarily chosen years ago. Basing the starting positions on outright 1 lap speed could be considered "gimmicky" but also foolish if one is interested in entertaining races. In what other sport are the better competitors given a head start?Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:34 pmAll a bit gimmicky, though, isn't it?
Still ways to game it using a tame number two driver to "oops, sorry mate" a competitor.
I agree. Any Balance of Performance is inherently fake and misses the whole point of having a race.ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Qualifying mostly measures 1 lap speed, a reverse wdc grid sprint race would be a good measure of racecraft, use both to create a much more balanced grid, rather than give the driver with a faster car a head start and them gap the field early a cruise to a victory without having to show any amount of racecraft over r the entire race weekend.
In any sport with seeding. In track and swimming events where the fastest qualifiers get the centre lanes. In many long distance events where the "elite" athletes get to go before the slower ones. Actually, in many sports, being the "best" gets you benefits.