F1 » Top ten qualifiers in F1 2010 to start race on Q3 tyres?


A controversial new proposition has been put forward by the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA)'s Sporting Working Group - that the top ten qualifiers in F1 2010 be forced to start the race on the same tyres with which they achieved their grid slot

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Pasper2 - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 1:27 PM

Interesting concept, but does this not make the racing more tactical again? May aswell keep the re-fuelling as that is more tactical than outright racing. I would rather them race straight through with one tank of fuel and one set of tyres and only change if they puncture or weather dependent. Proper racing. Pit stops cause interest for the wrong reasons I feel. If there was more overtaking that would be interesting enough on its own merit rather than have a procession of cars changing postition in the pits. What do I know I prefer bikes :p

race fan - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 1:39 PM

Please, PLEASE!!! Stop changing the bloody rules every other week. This is why F1 is a bloody joke. How many times have qualifying rules been changed over the last 3 years? I've lost count. This is madness.

Powerline 2008 - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 1:49 PM

Has someone at the FOTA been hitting on the vodka lately? F1 is a motorsport, not some card game where you roll dice. Wake up people. The folks at the FOTA should be arrested for DUI.

Jon - Unregistered

January 28, 2010 1:57 PM

Oh for goodness sake stop changing the rules. I have wanted refuelling banned for years now as i don't think it adds anything other than 'fake' overtaking due to different fuel loads and confusion for the casual watcher. Full tanks and open tyre choices worked in the 80's and 90's so stop meddling with things and just have proper racing for goodness sake, this is exactly why F1 is a joke in many peoples eyes. We have the prospect of one of the greatest seasons ever but that still isn't enough is it LEAVE THE RULES ALONE.

richard

January 28, 2010 2:49 PM

pasper2. fully agree. no fuel stops and only one tyre choice with NO mandatory stop for tyres. lets bring back RACING

turkey. if it rains ALL cars would be allowed to put on wets.

this rule will make some go out on softs to get pole, and then pit early. others will get a lesser grid position but can build up a cushion to change on to softs, a few laps from the end. could all end in tears

George Zaidan

January 28, 2010 3:39 PM
Last Edited 1667 days ago

if these rules are adopted the favored place on the grid will be 11th place especially if the 10 first drivers hold their positions. The 11th will be allowed to switch to hard compound before the race and blow away the front runners especially if the first 10 were on softs, further more qualifying times are going to be slow if drivers are going to be afraid to qualify on softs.

rob01

January 28, 2010 3:46 PM

This is a cost cutting measure. F1 looking to convince Bridgestone to stay. If they allow qualifying tires to be changed it will increase the number of sets the tire supplier is to bring to the event. Racing should not be about tire conservation during QUALIFYING.

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