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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:04 pm 
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minchy wrote:
Ok, my fix fix the 'drivers not putting in a lap time in Q3' problem - really simple, have the 107% rule apply to every individual session in qualifying, if its not met, excluded from qualifying and competing under stewards decision from weekend performance (so obviously, everyone should still be able to race) but alter the rules that red bull took advantage of in Abu Dhabi and lock the gear ratios and body parts to those used at the start of Q1.

EDIT to add: excluded from qualifying and competing under stewards discretion = starting from the back of the grid.

I have even simpler solution. Give them separated sets of qualifying tyres and race tyres. Everyone would get a fresh set of tyres to the race, so there would be no point of saving tyres in Q.

I enjoyed Formula one in early 2000s without all these field leveling gimmicks we have today. When everyone was racing with same rules all the time it was more "pinnacle of motorsport" than it is today. I mean, DRS rules depends on your position on track, we have different tyre rules for good qualifiers, different rules if you start from pitlane...
People blame that early 2000s were bad because Schumi won everything and it needed change. Now it seems that Vettel wins a third championship in a row, so nothing has changed in ten years despite all the field leveling gimmics...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:31 pm 
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The tracks to be fitted with sprinklers that come on randomly.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Fiki wrote:
If uncertainty is what makes F1 "more interesting", the FIA could organise a lottery every race, just to determine the starting order.


No matter how negative you want to be towards uncertainty it clearly does make F1 better. If the tires are unpredictable like it was earlier in the year or if there's changeable conditions we almost always get a very good race. There's just no way of getting around that. So better embrace it. Saying things like "lottery" to make it sound bad won't change anything. F1 has a huge entertainment side unlike any other sport. So the right balance between sport and entertainment (or order and chaos) must be struck. Of course it has to be a sport, its racing after all. But practically F1 is unsustainable unless its very entertaining.

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