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#651 pdac

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:59

I think every driver should get exactly 25 points awarded for each event. It's totally unfair to treat them differently. They are all F1 drivers, so why should some be treated differently to others?



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#652 SenorSjon

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:35

Ross Brawn: 

 

"The lure of an extra point, as long as it's set by a driver who is in the top 10 at the flag, was driven by the desire to add a bit of spice to the final stages of a race, especially when the order seems more or less set. China worked out just that way.

 

"The top six positions more or less decided, but with Pierre Gasly a healthy amount of time clear of Renault's Daniel Ricciardo, a Red Bull team decided to exploit the opportunity that gap gave for a free pit stop. They pitted the Frenchman for a set of soft tyres and sent him on his way for a crack at the fastest lap.

 

"It was great to watch the timing screens on the penultimate lap, seeing Gasly post personal bests in all three sectors to eventually steal the fastest lap from Sebastian Vettel.

 

"Prior to Gasly's stop, you could also listen to other drivers discussing their options in the closing stages with their team on the pit wall, even though none of them took any extreme risks. This was a rule invented to please the fans and I think that today we saw that it really works."

 

https://www.gpblog.c...says-brawn.html

 

Did the same thing (bolded part), eyes glued to the timing screen to see whether he can pull if off and steal the point from Vettel at the last moment!

 

The problem was there was no footage of it.  :mad:



#653 JRodrigues

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 13:01

Yes, that's how shockingly boring 80% of F1 races have become.

 

Exactly. Because 5 cars finishing on the leader lap, or a 2min advantage over the 2nd was so exciting.



#654 johnmhinds

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 14:24

The rest of the sport being shitty and uncompetitive isn't a good reason to add other random things that the fans don't even get to see.



#655 MKSixer

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 14:29

If you purchase the handily available Video, Timing and Scoring package from F1, you can see it in the telemetry.  Thanks Liberty!!   :stoned:



#656 SenorSjon

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 14:56

Exactly. Because 5 cars finishing on the leader lap, or a 2min advantage over the 2nd was so exciting.

 

So if 1 of the 3 top teams has a DNF, you have about the same 5 cars finishing on the lead lap. You hardly see it because they pace themselves way more than in the past.



#657 BobbyRicky

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 15:13

I like it.



#658 ensign14

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 15:20

The problem was there was no footage of it.  :mad:

 

He didn't say it was great to watch the footage.

 

He said it was great to watch the timing screens.

 

Because everybody loves to see random numbers flashing up and seeing which one is the higher.

 

Play Your Cards Right ran for decades on that entire premise.