Thread: Formula 1 2018
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:59 AM   #292
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Originally Posted by Counterfit View Post
The FIA did that about 10 years ago, except they only closed the exit. And then in Canada, Hamilton rear ended Kimi, while Rosberg almost rear ended Hamilton. Besides that risk, you also have the issue of locking out drivers that were going to make a scheduled stop already.
If you were going to make a scheduled stop, and have to wait one more lap, what's the difference? Under safety car you aren't going to lose as much track position / time. It's not like there are any concerns for running out of fuel in F1. If they do like every other racing series and close the pit when the safety car comes out, then you might see more people taking chances and diving to the pits when there is a random incident or debris (just like every other racing series).

Also, if they are going to penalize drivers for causing incidents they need to do more than add 10 seconds to their race. This isn't just this weekend with Max and Seb. I've never believed that a 10 second penalty is sufficient for ruining someone's race, or their entire car. Make it a drive through or a stop and hold.
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