F1 Fanatic Live: GP2

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    1. i am afraid you were right about the Monaco crew, so far they have missed looking at King vs Marciello when he came out, and neither showed Pic vs Marciello, keeping on the leaders

  1. pretty bad if in the feeder series we hear them talking about “whether Vandoorne is considering an overtake” as if its something extraordinary! Guess that is monaco

    1. i like monaco from the fact that the driver has to work so hard around the lap, it really is about driver effort. I hate the fact that they just can’t pass each other… I guess 2 extremes equal each other out ;)

  2. Well, that was a bit of a typical late move paired with not expecting it and moving over. That SC will surely be bad news for Vandoorne and Rossi? Or will the VSC work to keep the field spaced out

  3. 2nd incident there with people not leaving room. Also quite appalled at the marshals for righting the car and dropping it back on its wheels with driver still inside (like Barrichello, Imola 94

      1. Don’t agree – they’d have been able to make similar passes on many parts of the track due to the tyre difference. We know that from previous years.

        And even if that weren’t true, seeing a driver get a bonus speed boost just because he’s within a second of a car in front is wrong, unsporting and unfair.

        1. I actually find passes where one car has a huge tyre advantage over the other a bit more fake. At least with DRS the defending driver has the opportunity to pull to the inside and have the upper hand. rather than being simply out-gripped on traction and made to look pathetic. (I havent worded this well…)

  4. Think there will be a few F1 drivers very interested to see what the stewards’ call on Rossi/Lynn is. If the stewards set a tariff of a five-second penalty on overtaking a driver off the track, that may be worth taking for some drivers during the race.

        1. I see your point of view, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with pitstops. Fix things like DRS implementation, engine tokens, following in another cars draft ,before looking at pitstops :)

          1. I think it would make the pitstop more of a differntiator. Nowadays we can only see what they do in the stop when we get a replay (normally while missing some action on track)

  5. yeah, that penalty for Vandoorne was pretty much 100% clear. But 5 seconds is quite ok for them compared to a drive through as they would have gotten in earlier seasons

  6. God I hate this tyre-deg dominated racing & the predictable, uncompetitive & stupidly easy passes it produces.

    I used to love GP2, I used to love seeing the truly competitive racing with proper hard fought overtaking… Its just rubbish now a lot of the time because you have big performance differences between compounds, Big differences between new tyres/old tyres & this year DRS and the quality of the racing & especially the overtaking is just not as good as it once was.

    Seeing Alex Lynn come out the pits in 5th knowing that he’ll be 2-3 seconds a lap faster on fresh tyres & that passing the 4 cars infront is going to be easy just removes all interest & excitement for me & thats just not the sort of uncompetitive non-racing i enjoy watching.

    watching lewis hamilton at istanbul in 2006 for instance where he was pulling off real overtakes & he was coming up against guys towards the front like glock & piquet who were able to race him & come back at him when he was trying to get by them…. thats real racing & what gp2 was always about until we entered this pirelli tyre-deg era.

    1. yeah i agree actually.

      yes the bubblegum tyre (and drs) era see’s a lot more changes of position but a lot of it is so uncompetitive & relatively easy that i just dont get any excitement out of watching it all.

      at times with the tyres and indeed the drs you may as well have been watching a gp2 car cruising by a gp3 car… certainly not the sort of competitive and exciting wheel to wheel brilliant racing/overtaking that gp2 used to be worth watching to see.

      BRING BACK RACING TYRES!!!!!!!!