F1 » Hamilton: No points for pole...

Lewis Hamilton: I hope we've done the work we need to do to put us in a strong position for tomorrow – the key will just be to stay out of trouble and look after the tyres

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quentin - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 7:57 AM

i agree with what you are saying the points system now needs a major overhaul just 1 point for pole is enough as they have in the btcc also now in most races nearly all the cars are finishing and are fighting just as hard for 18th and 19th as the ones that are fighting for 1st and 2nd as long as a driver is classified as finishing the race they should get points also q3 needs sorting forcing all drivers to do a timed run within a specific time irrespective if they don't think they can challenge for the pole or not and if they don't they get a grid penalty

Ron - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:03 AM

Think points back to about 15th would work better then points for everyone. And for Q3 if they started the race fresh tires, they would A) Could push more (and extra laps) in Q3 without worring about the race B) there would be no advantage (at the grid) to sitting out Q3

Sean - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 8:18 AM

and then he realised that they are using the Softs and supersofts! ... lol

Me thinks he will be burning through that rubber in a similar fashion to last year ... quickest isn't always the first across the line! ... surely with 5 poles this year and the cinversion ratios you all know that!!!!!

He is right though, there is no points for pole, and he probably won't have any come the end of the race either!

Well, I certainly hope not ... hehehe

matt - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 10:19 AM

@sean 5th pole and could be his fourth win.and 3rd win in 4.
we know after getting pole in spain he had to start from the back of the grid due to no fault of his own.so overall he has been very strong this season,and he seems to be getting stronger.when he really believes he can win the championship,we see a very focused lewis.

Franco - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 11:17 AM

Q1,Q2 & Q3 timings could be used to spacing the grid. Gap between P1 and P2 should be relative to lap time difference. LH was more than half second faster than MAL: Grid distance between them could be, say 10metres and grid gap between MAL and VET could relative to their lap-time difference! All Q2 drop-outs start 15 metres behind last Q3 qualifier ans so forth. Even if the grid ends up being one mile long, this syetem will be fairest and encourage more effort at qualifying up-front. Its no use leaving your Q3 pursuer by more than a second, but have him start a car-lenght behind you on grid!! Now that's fair game.

Sean - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 11:17 AM

@ Matt

"could" is the relevant word there ... Fernando is up to his mind games, which I have to admit, I absolutely love. It's the old one of piling pressure on with the weight of heavy expectation ... He so knows how to get into the head of Hamilton ... and it's extremely funny to watch.

The car has been leagues ahead of Ferrari and RedBull since Melbourne ... Although for various reasons Lewis trails Fernando by more than a race win.

The fact is, Singapore is probably more exhausting on both the car an the driver than Monaco ... Lewis doesn't seem to have the concentration to be able to committ for that long, plus given the mishaps of the last two Singapore races, will it be, or could it be third time lucky ? ... all his luck seems to have run out after the 2008 season, and I'm still not sure he can handle the degradation as well as those around and behind him ... the trade off of a few tenths still seems to elude his thought process ... Any more than a two stopper and he's blown

Sean - Unregistered

September 23, 2012 11:19 AM

@ Matt ... we will know within the first 5-10 laps anyway.

It should be really interesting to see how the Schumacher and Rosberg attack with the free tyre option as well as the extra set ... I can see a podium for Schumacher ... but then how many Safety cars will we have? ... will work against Hamilton and play into the hands of the midfield pack, especially Mercedes and more than likely .. Alonso!

It's going to be a good one!


September 23, 2012 11:29 AM

german press has reported that schumi is to stay on at merc for one more year, as merc could be pulling out at end of 2013. lulu has reportedly had an increased offer from 12m (less than button) to 15m (same as button)and is expected to sign.

of course, all this is media talk, and it may or may not be true.

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