Safety Cars and Fairness

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Re: Safety Cars and Fairness

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Sieper wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:25 pm
henry wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:42 am
Sieper wrote:
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:46 am
I recently explained my father (doesn’t follow F1) the current SC concept and he got angry, he thought it very unfair. I said, that is racing, sometimes you get an unfair advantage. Sometimes for you, sometimes against you.
To be “fair” the rules should seek to minimise offset advantages. They don’t. In fact the SC rules seek to maximise the offset, the gains from field compression , “free” pit stops and lapped runner removal are hugely to the advantage of a runner who is far behind their competitor in front.

And if the “sometimes” results in reallocation of a one off result with no opportunity for redress your final point is not really valid.
Are you my father? :D

Yes, I agree they mostly benefit the people behind. I never said anything to the contrary. One would almost think this is intended?
Most definitely intended.
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