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F1 - Standing Starts vs Introduction of Rolling Starts

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Poll: F1 - Standing Starts vs Introduction of Rolling Starts (43 member(s) have cast votes)

  1. Introduce Rolling Starts (1 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  2. Continue with Standing Starts (42 votes [97.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 97.67%

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#1 DAAD Racing

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 13:52

The carnage that resulted following the start of the Australian GP resluted in many cars being eliminated before they could turn a wheel in anger. More and more formulas are using rolling starts which does not detract from the quality of the race but does ensure that aside of racing incidents during the race, the cars that are on grid participate in much of the race. Since the organisers are attempting to peg the cost of racing, introducing rolling starts would result in fewer start line incidents and hence reduce costs. I for one and I am sure many spectators would agree, would like to see all drivers fighting it out during the race. :up: :up:


#2 primer

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 14:29

A rolling start can also cause carnage.

For me the standing start is part of the spectacle, it heightens the expectations and now, with the theoritical elimination of LC/TC, we also get to see another aspect of driver's skills: namely how they are able to launch the cars and defend against the traffic. :up:

Today's carnage wasn't all that bad either, there's been worse in the past. :cool:

#3 Burai

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 14:37

Having watched countless starts called off in Champ Car because the drivers just can't get it together and just as many dubious green flag starts with people out of order because race control have decided it's "good enough", I'd have to say NO BLOODY WAY.

#4 917k

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 14:42


Champcar just went to standing starts [and then went tits up] and they had FEWER problems off the start than with rolling starts.

With rolling starts F1 cars would reach the braking point at top speed and accidents would be worse.

#5 carbonfibre

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 14:51

Standing ofcourse.