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1 minute ago, jonathanhoey said:


Unlapping themselves so that they can restart from the correct positions and with the right amount of fuel and tyre usage, isn’t it?

 

I'm not sure I understand your point here, they raced a lap less, they should restart the race still a lap down. They would have the fuel they ended the previous race with.

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1 minute ago, Dudley said:

 

I'm not sure I understand your point here, they raced a lap less, they should restart the race still a lap down. They would have the fuel they ended the previous race with.

 

It's the equivalent of letting lapped cars overtake when the safety is out. It's a stupid rule that shouldn't really exist, they should just leave them laps down.

 

LeClerc was kind to Max there (and has now lost out to Norris), pretty sure he could have blipped the throttle as Max recovered and taken the lead

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1 minute ago, ryodi said:

It’s so when they’re all piling into turn one you don’t have lapped car trying to unlap themselves.

 

Why is that any different than one fighting for postion?

 

But if they can unlap themselves from 9th on the grid they deserve to.

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3 minutes ago, Sidewaysbob said:

I think they brought it in because cars were getting penalised because of where the pace car was coming out. They could lose a lap by accident 

 

Doesn't the SC hold off to pick up the leader nowadays?  It always used to let the other cars past until the leader was behind it.

 

The unlapping at turn 1 thing doesn't really work either as they didn't let the Haas cars get their 2 laps back.

 

It also gives the unlapping cars an advantage in tyre temperature as I think was demonstrated at Mugello last year.

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2 minutes ago, Corranga said:

 

Doesn't the SC hold off to pick up the leader nowadays?  It always used to let the other cars past until the leader was behind it.

 

The unlapping at turn 1 thing doesn't really work either as they didn't let the Haas cars get their 2 laps back.

 

It also gives the unlapping cars an advantage in tyre temperature as I think was demonstrated at Mugello last year.

 

Yep

 

And I would also not let them unlap themselves in an SC either.

 

Then again I'd also make sure if you were 30s ahead before a safety car you were 30s behind after, which is the point I usually lose people.

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Just now, ryodi said:

I think Japan 95 when Hill beat Schumacher was the last time they did an aggregate race.

 

Yeah that was an imperfect system too, and at this point the difference between an SC and a red become important.

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15 minutes ago, Blue said:

Should be fun watching Lewis demonstrating to Bottas how to pass slower cars.

They are in the same make of car, aren’t they? :-D

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Ignoring his performance in this race, remember the last 2 years when Perez was almost universally ahead of Stroll.

 

Now look at Stroll almost always being ahead of Vettel.

 

Is the lower performance of Force Martin this year entirely an illusion?

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There is no denying, Hamilton has been reasonably lucky in his racing career. The number of times its all gone wrong only for a pace car or red flag to mitigate the damage. 

 

I wonder if he could pick some lottery numbers for me :)

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