Do the lap times actually tell us anything ?
Wouldn’t a fairer comparison be to pay the poorer teams to run ALL the young drivers ?
– poorer teams get to try out 10-15 drivers
– new drivers get to try out 2-3 cars
robspan commented on the post, Should drivers get grid drops for gearbox changes? 5 years ago
Why not line the driver up on the grid in the position they qualified in,
with the car receiving the 5-place grid penalty ?
A Le Mans start would seem to satisfy all the criteria !