The teams must be forced to make a compromise between qualy and race. That's the essence of good racing. It is all great to have long-lasting tyres that last the entire race. But there should be some downside to heat it up in qualy. If we did not have compulsory two-compound rule, some teams may have tried the whole race distance on hards. That would have pitted some one-stoppers against non-stoppers. There has to be some compromise.
What are you talking about? There already are significant compromises between quali and the race.
Q3 runners having to start on tyres they qualify means slower cars don't run in Q3 and Q2 drivers are artificially advantaged at high-wear races. Parc ferme also which means wet set-ups no longer exist and cars can't race in the wet conditions leading to SC parades.
Those two rules, as well as running on both sets of tyres (simply a compromise within the race itself) should all go.
Yet some drivers were so much faster on the last lap that I dont think they were all driving on the limit this race ... even though they could on these tyres today.
That was the real tragedy today IMO ... they are so aclimatised to the cheese tyres that now dont push even when they can
The teams anticipating cheese tyres means that the cars are chronically underfuelled. Even if the tyres perform better than usual, the fuel will hold them back anyway. No refuelling has also added to this new endurance F1.
Edited by Disgrace, 28 October 2012 - 20:02.