The refuelling ban has taken away pretty much all strategy when it’s combined with the mandatory use of both tyre compounds.
Everyone in the top 10 qualifies on the option.
Everyone in the top 10 starts on the option.
Everyone in the top 10 has to pit at about the same time.
The reason why Montreal was a great race was because the tyres were unpredictable, because this year pit strategy has been rather dull.
I say that it isn’t necessary to bring back refuelling, but the two compound rule is arbitrary and ruins the strategy side of things. If people want to run an entire race on one set, if they want to use options for the whole race, then they should. Part of the appeal of strategy is that the race was a jigsaw until the final round of pitstops before coming together within a few laps, and then having drivers battle towards the end. If there was the potential for anybody to pit at any time, then it opens up a whole range of possibilities.
As for the whole BS about strategy discouraging overtaking thing, it’s not true. If a driver is able to pull off an overtake, they will. Even if it’s only to get an extra tenth on the in lap because they have a clear track.