The gimmicks have started, a point for fastest lap!

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overboost wrote:
darwin dali wrote:I'll give it a chance - why not?


How long before we hear something like this:

Pitwall: " Valtteri slow down, that's Lewis's point."


Hadn't thought of that! But, you're right!
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arnoldc wrote:...I'd be in support of going back to the top six finishers points of days past.


I second that motion!!
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overboost wrote:Kimi/Gio could be the spoiler this year.


I'm good with that, too!!
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Formula One will award a point to the driver who sets the fastest race lap, starting from this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, providing he finishes in the top 10.

The governing FIA said on Monday that the Formula One Strategy Group and F1 Commission had given unanimous approval in an e-vote.

The measure had already been approved by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council on March 7.

The team whose car sets the fastest lap will also gain an extra point for the constructors' championship.
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Why the gimmicks? I think it's a good refresher which will definitely spice up the situation on and off the track. I'm sure many fans around the world have been sick and tired of last 15 laps cruising towards the finish line.
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TheBlue wrote:Why the gimmicks? I think it's a good refresher which will definitely spice up the situation on and off the track. I'm sure many fans around the world have been sick and tired of last 15 laps cruising towards the finish line.

I don't think that will change, the rules will still dictate the pace, due to the fuel and power unit saving, plus the point only applies to the team/driver if they finish in the top 10, so if a driver is in 11th, 30 seconds adrift, what incentive do they have to potentially damage their engine run out of fuel?
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Maybe it will spice things up, maybe it won't;
but, I had to smile to hear Bottas say, in the first race of 2019:
"I want 26 points!" :wink:

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I still think it's a gimmick, but it seems to give extra incentive for drivers, I just wish it was for all finishers, not just the top 10.
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It spiced up the ending of the race I suppose.

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Jabberwocky wrote:It spiced up the ending of the race I suppose.

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Heard the other place folded? Well, I'm looking forward to your posts again :)
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Dunno, not been to the other place in years, well as long as I have not been on here. I lost the love of F1 for a while. Trying to get the interest back this year.

It is sad to see the state of William's.



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Jabberwocky wrote:Dunno, not been to the other place in years, well as long as I have not been on here. I lost the love of F1 for a while. Trying to get the interest back this year.

It is sad to see the state of William's.



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Yeah, seeing Williams like this is pretty depressing.
Well, at least the good guy of the gravel-bagging team won, so maybe there will be a bit more of a fight even towards the end of the season.
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Jabberwocky wrote:Dunno, not been to the other place in years, well as long as I have not been on here. I lost the love of F1 for a while. Trying to get the interest back this year.

Good to see you back on the forum, although it doesn't feel like you've been away as we follow each other on other platforms.

Jabberwocky wrote:It is sad to see the state of William's.

It is very sad, Nigel Mansell and Williams are the two influences that brought me seriously into the F1 fold back in the early '90s, I just hate to see Williams languishing at the back of the grid, well adrift of the pack. Maybe it's time for a change of management, the team has gone backward since Clare Williams took over the reins.
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I am surprised no one has tried to work out all the past championship results would of been with this change

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Big task - don't have that kind of time, but sure: let's see it if somebody did it...
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