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Re: F1 2019 stuff not worthy of it's own thread

Post by kals » 8 months ago

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Fastest Lap should only get a point if you're within the Top 10 finishers.
F2 does something like this for the sprint race. What I can see happening is that late in a race, drivers from P11 backward will pit and attempt to set the fastest lap. Depending on how far P11 or 12 is behind P10 then it could also change the finishing order in the points.

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Post by John » 8 months ago

Fastest lap is a poor idea.
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Post by DoubleFart » 8 months ago

Vettel haters be tripping that...

It's been done to keep Vettel in the title race after he tangles with people because be "can't race in traffic"
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Post by PTRACER » 8 months ago

Paddy Lowe has quit Williams. I have a feeling that the team won't be around for much longer.
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

kals wrote:
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Two pieces of news that has appeared today...

Firstly, Paddy Lowe is taking a "leave of absence" from Williams.

Secondly, awarding a point for the fastest lap is being considered and will voted upon at the WMSC meeting ahead of the Australian GP.
The WMSC has approved the point for fastest lap. Now it goes to an e-vote of the F1 Commission so it can introduced in time for Australia.

@DoubleFart - it appears the WMSC were reading your post about how to implement the rule...
The rules will follow a similar format to the one employed in Formula E, with the bonus point only being awarded if the driver concerned finishes in the top 10.

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Post by Picci » 8 months ago

Fastest lap is a poor idea with this generation of tyres. It made sense between 1994 - 2010 when we had normal durable tyres and the fastest lap could come at various points throughout the race. Nowadays you can only get a genuine fastest lap when you bolt on a fresh set of tyres on the last lap. It means nothing these days.

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Post by erwin greven » 8 months ago

now you wil get the situation that teams that run 11th - 20th go into the pits and run a fastest lap in the race. And these drivers can be a hazard in the race. You get two races in one. One for position and one for lap time.
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Post by Michkov » 8 months ago

If I understood correctly the extra point is only awarded if the fastest lap holder finishes in the points, ie 10th or higher. Not sure if the point is earned if the fastest lap is set by someone outside the top ten or if it reverts to the best lap set by the top ten finishers. That could be chaotic if the lower half tries to take a point away from one of the upper half.

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Post by Antonov » 8 months ago

any thread for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, gentlemen?

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Post by Antonov » 8 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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now you wil get the situation that teams that run 11th - 20th go into the pits and run a fastest lap in the race. And these drivers can be a hazard in the race. You get two races in one. One for position and one for lap time.
as I understand, the point is only awarded if the fastest lap is set while also finishing in the top 10 :wave:

eg. Kubica in 18th bolting on a set of super softs, setting fastest lap, but finishing outside the top 10, will not be given a point.

But is the point for fastest lap in that case forever lost, or does it go to the driver in the top 10 who set the fastest lap of those 10?

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erwin greven wrote:
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now you wil get the situation that teams that run 11th - 20th go into the pits and run a fastest lap in the race. And these drivers can be a hazard in the race. You get two races in one. One for position and one for lap time.
as I understand, the point is only awarded if the fastest lap is set while also finishing in the top 10 :wave:

eg. Kubica in 18th bolting on a set of super softs, setting fastest lap, but finishing outside the top 10, will not be given a point.

But is the point for fastest lap in that case forever lost, or does it go to the driver in the top 10 who set the fastest lap of those 10?
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If I understood correctly the extra point is only awarded if the fastest lap holder finishes in the points, ie 10th or higher. Not sure if the point is earned if the fastest lap is set by someone outside the top ten or if it reverts to the best lap set by the top ten finishers. That could be chaotic if the lower half tries to take a point away from one of the upper half.
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Post by John » 8 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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any thread for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, gentlemen?
I thought this was it.
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

John wrote:
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Antonov wrote:
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any thread for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix, gentlemen?
I thought this was it.
Incorrect, this is it - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12886

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Post by Picci » 8 months ago

So the extra point for FL has been approved.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... AkKSP.html

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Post by John » 8 months ago

'Straya 2013, or pretty much six years ago, was the last time that Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull didn't win a race.
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

John wrote:
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'Straya 2013, or pretty much six years ago, was the last time that Ferrari, Mercedes or Red Bull didn't win a race.
And the race before that was the last time McLaren won.

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