Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Feb 23, 2019.
Ah, I misread the tweet.
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The confusion continues....
Surely if you're in the top ten when you set the time and no one beats it, you get the point. If you then drop out it shouldn't matter. Saying that, I'm going with common sense, so that may not be the case
It's happened in qualifying, usually in that case the first person who set the time gets the position. So again, I would assume the same would apply here.
precedent for the point being split equally...
I must admit I don't remember that happening, but then again you could be right.
You and Angel have darn good memory and I think you are both correct.
Izumi That was at the height of my Villenueve fandom, I am always going to remember something like that!
Villeneuve used to be an underdog while driving in Atlantic series. He drove well, but as someone from Quebecs province he was like Vettel today, whereas his opponent was loved by English (mostly Toronto) media, and very much promoted.
I was rooting for underdog, which he was at that time, and when he had that hideous accident and T-boned someone on the speedway, it was bad, but he has survived.
Problem was, at one point his head became swollen, and he started talking rubbish, defaming F1 as inferior series to NA racing which I didn't like one bit. My respect took nose dive after one of his rants suddenly he appeared at Williams and sat in best car of the day. That got me, and until today my former appreciation for the man never came fully back. I don't mind if he keeps quiet, some other times I wish he would take his guitar, move into mountains and yodel there instead.
If the big 3 are as far ahead of the mid field as they have been the past few seasons it will be a extra point for the lowest placed of them who will probably have more than a pit stop gap back to the mid field can pit for tyres and take the point without dropping a position.
Having it available to any finisher would add more. It would be some motivation for the top teams to leave cars on track instead of retiring them to save components when they know a points finish isnt possible. It would add some excitement to the last 10 laps as the bottom half of the field chased the extra point. We saw last year how Max reacts to someone trying to unlap themselves.
Can anyone say safety car. As a artificial excitement enhancer I think they have totally missed.
similarly, what if a driver sets the fastest lap whilst out of the top 10 but finished in the top 10?
or even makes an overtake for 10th whilst setting the fastest lap?
too many ridiculous senarios.
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