I have been following F3 this season and while it was a bit amusing when basically the whole field had a Stop&Go because the had not shown the proper respect for the track limits, it is now becoming tiresome. I guess the worst is that the decisions to give out penalties are so random, I doubt that they check each car the whole race so while one driver might get away with 10 off track excursions, the next one might have to make a drive through after 5.
In F1, last at Silverstone, we heard Alonso and Vettel concentrating harder on checking if the other was driving outside the lines than of their own driving and then report any offense to their pitwalls in high pitched voices. Reminded me of football players that first fall flat on their face after someone touched their shoulder and in the next sequence the same player put a leg out to trip someone and runs to the referee and scream "I did nothing" in a very animated state.
What are your thoughts? Change the tracks so off track is never beneficial? Install electronics that automatically detects when the car is outside? Let them drive as they want as long as they don't cut? The last option worked for almost a hundred years. Are there other solutions? Should there be a defined amount of "off track" before a penalty is given and should we get a display of how many each driver have? That could make it somewhat exciting I guess, like in Indycar where you know that Driver A has 4 push to pass left, while the driver he is chasing have only one.
As I see it, it can not go on as it is now.