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The importance of pole position in 2008


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#1 brett_sequeira

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:24

If the race in Australia is anything to go by pole position has become really important. Why? with the absence od TC, LC and engine braking it seems that if you are mid pack at the start chances are you might miss the corner or some one might take you out.
The best place to avoid this would be to start at pole, which means we might see more care going out light on Q3 just to get pole. While we did see this last year, this year it will become even more important.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:30

It's the other way around. Without LC, the starts are more random, therefore there's a bigger chance of someone coming from 2nd or 3rd place and overtaking the guy with pole position. Last year if you had pole you had almost a guaranteed race win.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 13:35

Originally posted by paranoik0
It's the other way around. Without LC, the starts are more random, therefore there's a bigger chance of someone coming from 2nd or 3rd place and overtaking the guy with pole position. Last year if you had pole you had almost a guaranteed race win.


while what you say is true as we definitely saw kubica having a better start.

As an aside it would be really great if the FIA actually cleaned both sides of the track at the start so that it would be green, this would really make the starts even more fun. no clean and dirty sides but both green and clean.