I'd like to see how a no stop race panned out.
Me too. Let them sort it out on the actual race track. Shame we won't get to.
It's funny how when we had refuelling people would bemoan the fact that due to all the pitstops, we got the situation of drivers "waiting for the stops" and not bothering to try and pass, but now without pitstops, actually even if we have "only one" then somebody has decided that that makes "boring races".
Personally I don't mind the strategic element so long as it comes naturally, if someone wants to run a softer faster tyre and bet themselves against someone running the whole race non-stop on slower, harder rubber, then great, I find that interesting, but I don't see what all these regulations that essentially force people to go a certain way achieve.
This isn't even about the old "purist vs. entertainment" thing anymore, I know I mentioned this in a previous post but I honestly don't see what's entertaining, even to a casual fan, about knowing that the driver who has made one stop less and has taken the lead has to pit (or his under-engineered tyres are inevitably going to "fall off the cliff" no matter how much he looks after them).