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

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

  1. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Champion Elect

    Ah, I misread the tweet.
     
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  3. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    That also applies to 98% of people who are in the habit of reading tweets rufus_mcdufus.
     
  4. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    Can't wait for the first race :cheers:
     
  5. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    What if someone sets the fastest lap whilst they are within the top ten but then fall outside of the top ten (eg puncture)? Presumably it's based upon the ultimate finishing position??

    The confusion continues....
     
  6. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    What if two drives set an identical time?
     
  7. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    Half a point each or a point for both?..
     
  8. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    ROFLROFL
     
  9. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    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.
     
  10. Legs

    Legs Points Scorer

    But there's a precedent for the point being split equally... :D
     
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  11. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I don't believe in Zimmerman Contributor

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    Have I imagine it or were the grid positions of Bruno Senna and Petrov once decided on who had the lowest number on their car?
     
  12. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    There was a case when three drivers set identical qualifying lap time. FiA awarded positions based on sequence lap times were logged in. First one who set that time got P1, and so on. I don't see any reason why in this case it should be any different. One gets point and others nada.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
  13. Legs

    Legs Points Scorer

    Indeed, Jerez in 1997. The only time since 1957 that the final race of the season has been held in Europe. Can't think of anything else notable about that race, though... :thinking: LOL
     
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  14. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    It was Villeneuve who got pole that day by getting the time first and then I think it was Schumacher and Frentzen? who got the same time but I can't recall in which order.
     
  15. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    I must admit I don't remember that happening, but then again you could be right.
     
  16. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    You and Angel have darn good memory and I think you are both correct.
     
  17. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    Izumi That was at the height of my Villenueve fandom, I am always going to remember something like that!
     
  18. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    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.
     
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  19. 220

    220 Learner

    With the current points scoring finish required to claim the bonus point I think it will add zero to the racing.
    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.
     
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  20. chris1981

    chris1981 Points Scorer

    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.
     
  21. 220

    220 Learner

    Telecast has started here in Aus with the season launch.
     

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