in my opinion, it's grossly wrong to say this is a "race". this is an automobile procession at high speeds, ever since the cars outgrew the circuit decades back.Bandit1216 wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 11:22 amAhh Well. Guess it's 100% chance of safety car this year. Are we allowed to say that?
One one side it's dumb to change the Monaco circuit, on the other hand, I always wondered why they can't lengthen the tunnel strait 200 meters and add a singe chicane instead of the double one. All the history there, but the races are booooooring.
If it's allowed, it's smart indeed.Jolle wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 12:25 pmSlowing down in the pit entry is forbidden but, with a double stack you only need around two seconds extra, there is no rule or any kind of policing to penalise if you do that on track. It’s well within the normal rules how far you have to follow the car in front under a safety car. You could even say it’s kinda smart.
The kiss was the result of a potentially unsafe release. Not that it matters now as it was two years ago.
Personally I find championships being decided by reliability much less satisfying than via on-track battle. Besides, this is only Race 5 of 23; even if Max wins and Lewis gets 0 points, there is plenty of time to catch up.
Not potentially at all I'd say. Absolutely an unsafe release and rightly penalised. Bottas not being silly was the only reason they didn't have an accident at the pit exit which would have ended both their races. I would say in RBR's defence that they probably thought it was worth the risk of getting penalised given that track position is king and they'd have been behind the Ferrari which was right behind Bottas as well, but it was a very cynical and dangerous game to play, especially in such a cramped pit lane.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 1:27 pmThe kiss was the result of a potentially unsafe release. Not that it matters now as it was two years ago.