It makes sense but I don't like it... Just let them drive and as long as they don't chop each other or push each other off the track let them go for it imo.
How perceptions change.
Not sure how Villeneuve's drive in Jarama is relevant here. It was the power of the Ferrari and Gilles' ability to harness that erratic chassis that kept him ahead. But if you're suggesting that everybody should drive like GV, then HRT might be on for some points next season after all.
Defensive driving has always been part of the art of racing.
Are you saying that blocking has become LESS prevalent in modern F1? Or just less accepted?
Interesting point sportsman, somewhat undermined by there not being a single instance in that film of Gilles making more than one move. In many cases he actually makes no moves at all, just positioning his car in the perfect place as he comes out of the preceding corner. There is a world of difference between a closely-fought dice between two ace drivers, and crude chopping that we've become blasé about in the last couple of decades.
Yet when Petrov did exactly the same thing to Alonso in Abu Dhabi in 2010 Petrov was vilified by Alonso who became very angry and constantly complained over the radio that Petrov should move out of his way.
I'm confused; I thought this was just a formalisation of the existing, tacit rule which was for one move?
Its going to open a whole can of worms with the stewards though isn't it. This is why I think its a terrible idea.It seems to me that this new clarification goes further than that. As I understand it, the existing 'One move' rule actually allowed two moves; one 'defensive' change of direction by the lead driver and then effectively one more to move back onto the racing line immediately prior to a corner. It's this second move that is now to be outlawed.
This is not racing - "team radio to driver" hamalobutweb is right behind you make sure you don't get in their way.
Yet another daft rule to "improve the show" and promote overtaking.