Featured Grand Prix 2019 Australian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    Angel no what I'm trying to say is if the fastest lap is by a driver outside the top ten does it get awarded to the driver with the fastest lap inside the top ten or just not awarded at all?

    If not at all teams could sacrafice there 2nd driver to take a point off their title rival. Or even use their B-team drivers to do it.
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    What astonishes me is they say they have asked the fans and this is what they want. Anybody here been asked? Not feeling the love for this idea.
     
  4. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Flav asked me, I blanked him.
     
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  5. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    Surely a better way of getting people more interested in F1 is not to give a point for fastest laps,but to have the coverage free to air instead.Makes you wonder who these “fans” are that they asked.
     
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  6. RasputinLives

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    I watched a prison TV show where the prisoners took over the prison and decided to send a list of demands to the wardens. They voted on what 10 demands to send. Number 1 was the arresting of a guard for the murder of an inmate. Number 10 was more crisps in the vending machines. The wardens gave them number 10 and made a big song and dance about how they had given them exactly what they wanted.

    This kind of feels like that.
     
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  7. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    I don't think anyone gets the point if the driver who does the fastest lap isn't in the top ten. It's not been explained though but I assume it will be. You'd hope so anyway.

    I filled in a global F1 fan survey last year sometime I think, it was to do with motorsport .com anyway.
     
  8. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    Scenario:

    Ferrari Boss 1: So Hamilton has the extra point for fastest lap?

    Ferrari Boss 2: Yes. Counts for both Championships.

    Ferrari Boss 1: Tell Alfa to bring Kimi in for fresh tyres with 3 laps to go. Every point counts.
     
  9. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    there you go
     
  10. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    I guess that would be how it works. I've tweeted Andrew Benson and asked him to clarify what happens if a driver outside the top ten gets the fastest lap. He hasn't responded as yet but I'll post whatever he says if he does.
     
  11. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    He might respond -> 'Ooops' :dunno:
     
  12. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    Well Andrew Benson didn't respond :teary: Maybe I'll ask someone else ;)

    Less than a week to race day now, anyone else getting excited or is it just me? ROFL
     
  13. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    There you go then.
     
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    No that doesn't answer the question. What happens to the point if fastest lap is not set by someone in the top ten. Is it not awarded or is given to whoever was quickest in the top ten.

    Stupid Benson.
     
  15. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    If the fastest lap is set by someone not in the top ten then the point isn't awarded to anyone. That's my understanding.

    Can't remember which race but Alonso changed to slicks for his penultimate lap and put a fastest lap in to show off/please sponsors whatever, and came 17th or something. The sub-rule makes sense within the umbrella of the main rule, whether you agree with it as a whole for not.

    Edit: my first thought was that it's a silly rule, just there as an artificial exciter. What if Ferrari win the championship and it's ultimately arguable that fastest laps won the WDC, not podium positions? However that I think would be an extreme situation, and reality usually falls between the extremes (politics excluded). I'm guessing there'll be the odd contentious point awarded here and there due to a team-mate not going too fast on better tyres or something, but there may be some interesting drama too. Either way I don't think it'll play a main part in deciding anything.
     
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  16. RasputinLives

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    My point about being able to use a B-team to take a point away from a rival stands then. Prepare for a lot of pit stops at 3 laps to go for Kvyat if Max is in title contention!
     
  17. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    That first answer from Andrew Benson wasn't to my question, it was to someone else who asked a similar question, so I tried again ;)





    So no one gets the point if you're not in the top ten when the fastest lap is set.
     
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  18. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    Never one to give up, I also asked Adam Cooper, he just replied too ;)





    1. Well they both agree, so I guess we have our answer :) I might have copied and pasted the question to save time ;)
     
  19. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Huh? So, it goes to the fastest car in the top 10 even though that may not have been the fastest lap of the race?

    Comically, the fastest lap point could, in theory, go to the driver who sets the 10th fastest lap of the race.

    :facepalm:Strange days indeed
     
  20. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Champion Elect

    So there could be the absurd situation where a number of drivers outside the top 10 do a faster lap than the one the driver gets a point for.
     
  21. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    No I think you misread that, or I did.

    From the way I read it, if the person who gets the fastest lap isn't in the top ten when they do it, no one gets the point. So the point won't be awarded every race necessarily.

    Whatever, it's a stupid rule which has only served to complicate things as far as I can tell.
     
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