Rate the Race: 2018 French Grand Prix


How would you rate the 2018 French GP? Please use the comments section to tell us why you voted the way you did.

 

6 responses to “Rate the Race: 2018 French Grand Prix

  1. Too hard defending on this track. Excluding of lame McLarens and Bottas, the DRS-powered overtakes before turn 8 chicane looked too simple. If the 8-9 corners

    Too hard to defend himself on this track. Exclude of lame McLarens and Bottas, the DRS-powered overtakes before turn 8 were too simple for all fastest cars. And then let’s imagine the how easy may be the overtake without this chicane. A hypothetic Vettel will be able to punch someone, then go to pit and then push in qualifying mode without time wasting behind slower cars. I think the DRS should be cancelled for some tracks

  2. My score: 5.
    Too hard defending on this track. Excluding of lame McLarens and Bottas, the DRS-powered overtakes before turn 8 chicane looked too simple. If the 8-9 corners

    Too hard to defend himself on this track. Exclude of lame McLarens and Bottas, the DRS-powered overtakes before turn 8 were too simple for all fastest cars. And then let’s imagine the how easy may be the overtake without this chicane. A hypothetic Vettel will be able to punch someone, then go to pit and then push in qualifying mode without time wasting behind slower cars. I think the DRS should be cancelled for some tracks

    • reinstate the Mistral straight without the mind bendingly confusing looking chicane one assumes?

      • this chicane really looks strange – not because of stripped safety zones. It looks like chicanes on hillclimb race straights (to reduce max and average speed on stage because of poor track safety – e.g. trees). But without this chicane I can imagine that the leading pilot will be too weak to defend himself from close chasers and might be overtaken on Mistral section at once by 2 or 3 opponents with opened DRS – please remember the Baku race restart when Vettel and Hamilton were be able to overtake Bottas on certain conditions (Vettel has tried and almost succeeded) even without DRS and even that he started his acceleration a pretty later than last corner

        • My point is not about make overtakes too difficult, but make difficult the breakthrough for the faster car with keeping a lot of overtakes – DRS zones must give to the passed guy the ability to strike back – e.g. DRS1 before turn 8 and independent DRS2 after turn 8 but with enabling to use for beaten guy, regardless of gap is lesser or bigger than 1s on detection point №2 (somewhere in turn8)

          • and/or restrict for the lapped cars places where the they must allow leaders to overtake them – particular on DRS zones only.

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