Just had a look through of some old videos and I'm staggered to see some of the starts the drivers made quite a few years back:
I can recall Alonso and Massa (being a Ferrari fan) more often than not winning places at the start without the need to have a tire advantage or picking better lines. Just by better sheer movement out of the grid slot. Has there been a change in the cars and procedures in the past years that has basically mitigated these kind of position gains at the start? Now even with softer tires than those ahead it's a hassle to gain anything notable.
Edited by Okyo, 08 June 2023 - 08:23.