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Posted by: IanSmithISA
Date: 29/05/2019 07:20
Good morning,

Did anybody pick up on the sky commentary , what I thought was a very good idea about tyres.
There was a suggestion because Monaco is a very unique track with its layout and lack of passing chances , the teams should be forced into 2 pitstops and forced to run all 3 compounds since Pirelli bring 3 choices to the track. Thought it was worthy of a mention to discuss..

The trouble with most of the ideas to spice up the racing is that they don't, often making it worse.

Once a idea is introduced there seems to be a reluctance to remove it when it is shown to be a negative, such as DRS. A Merc/Ferrari/Red Bull can sail past a Renault or McLaren with DRS removing the driver's overtaking skills as part of the race.

This year's novelty the fastest lap seems to be playing out as expected, very little is being risked for the one point and it adds nothing to the entertainment. I can't tell a fastest lap from a fast lap and it is not always shown anyway.

Terrible idea, although not as terrible as Formula E's Fan Boost. :-)

Yes adding an extra pit stop would increase the chance of an "overtake" in the pit lane but that is hardly exciting and the differences in the tyres wouldn't be enough to allow a real over take.

Leclerc did make some passes in this year's race but it was at the cost of risking it all and being forced out of the race, and he lost that bet.

Instead how about the teams being allowed a new single use engine/gearbox for Monaco?

Honda may have an extra 50hp they are reluctant to use because it would break the engine over 4/5 races.

Even better Honda may turn up with an extra 100hp and no idea if it will last the race or not, a Red Bull Honda driving away from the Mercs but will it last the race? Smoke and oil pouring out on the last lap, isn't that what F1 is about.



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