mps69, on 27 May 2012 - 17:23, said:
The race was very processional, Monaco can be exciting if rain is thrown into the mix, but if it stays dry, and the drivers get away cleanly it's all about which who can stay out of the barriers.
I honestly can't believe no one is up in arms about RB and Vettel not setting a time in Q3, just to persevere a set of tires. That loophole really needs to be closed, or we'll get to the situation where no one will go in Q3 just to save tires.
At least make it a show for the paying public who pay good hard earned money to see racing, and competitive driving.
I agree. I've been saying since the trend started that they need to either give teams an extra set of tyres for each session, or go back to the times where they gave them a set of special tyres that are designed for using just in qualifying, 1 new set per session per driver. It's a joke that we're seeing drivers not set times to conserve tyres.
MightyJordan, on 27 May 2012 - 17:30, said:
Agreed. I did read earlier this week that Pirelli actually offered to give the drivers that make it to Q3 an extra set of tyres just for that session, but the teams refused it.
From what I gather it was the FIA that vetoed that idea rather than the teams?
]SK[, on 28 May 2012 - 08:27, said:
What are people's opinions of Monaco? For two years in a row now I've found it to be a dull boring race. As much as its the most picturesque race on the calendar its also the most boring.
I think F1 has outgrown this circuit.
I think F1 outgrew Monaco a long time ago. It will never disappear from the calendar, the amounts of money involved are just too high. It still remains a great challenge for drivers, but for fans I feel it offers very little just year after year of processional racing. They could change it so that the driver behind could open their DRS all around the lap and overtaking would still be impossible.