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Old 21 May 2018, 06:17 (Ref:3823692)   #31
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leothedrummer should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Race 1 was fun, but race 2 - another example of the fuel drop rule I so strongly dislike. People complain about F1 races being glorified qualifying sessions, but the fuel drop races in Supercars are no better...and in some ways they're worse as in F1, you can't rely on there being an artificially manipulated pitstop time to take advantage on.

Examples are McLaughlin and SVG. At the end of the first lap, McLaughlin was 8th. At the end of the first pit stop cycle, he was 2nd. At the end of the race, 3rd. He did so without passing one single car on track.

Following the same sequence, SVG was 7th on lap 1, 9th after the first stops and then 2nd at the finish. He made two overtakes in the race, 1 on Mostert between the two stops and 1 on McLaughlin on the run home.

I don't mind using clever pitwork or shorter stops to gain an advantage, but only when it occurs naturally. When the regulations allow for - or should I say, encourage - one driver to just hold station behind another for half the race rather than attempting to pass because the team knows their pitstop will be artificially shorter, that's a big problem. It goes against the idea of what many people believe racing should be.

If you want two stop races, install smaller fuel tanks (didn't we do this at the end of the Blueprint era? And it worked well!) and let the teams figure it out.
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Old 21 May 2018, 09:10 (Ref:3823715)   #32
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Terry S should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
For interest see my post on Steve Johnson TCM Winton “fiasco” in the Touring Car Masters thread on this forum
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