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Season 28 - tiers and restrictor

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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2019, 10:05:55 AM »
Damn damn damn Killa's argument has several glaring holes in it, but I can't get it down in words.
More fool me.
Somebody save me.

 :) Mate, I'd be happy to discuss this and if you point out flaws in my logic I've got no problem to admit that I screwed it.
There are a few comments here, but nothing really gets to the point I'm making. Of course I've chosen a simple model, but, again, in principle I'm still convinced it is working as I've described it. The effect I pointed out may not be easy to make out in a real season as there are just a lot of unpredictable things happening in a race. However, that doesn't change the fact that the playing field is not level.
I personally would prefer a ballast/restrictor penalty system based on the standing in the championship and I know a real series where this has been done in the past.
That is fair in respect of that it affects everyone the same way. If you're at the very top the air gets thinner and you have to try harder to defend your position and if the standings are changing because of that someone else is affected by this exactly the same way. That increases competition, produces a tighter field and makes it less likely to get us a boring season where the outcome is predictable after the 2nd or 3rd race.
So, again, I'm not against a penalty system and compression, I would just hope it's being applied evenly.


 
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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2019, 10:24:37 AM »
I will disagree with Killa on this one.

The goal of the seasons are not to determine who the fastest driver is. We know who that is from past experience. Without any ballast/restrictor  or any other artificial manipulations of the races it would become quite repetitive after a few seasons. (It is already season 28!! )

But with adjustments to the individual drivers we all get to battle different drivers each season and work around the rules to achieve the best results we can. For example I had some very good battles with Jamie this past season, probably for the first season ever.

I would say we go like the Thursday season. Start with a set of rules and then to keep things spicy, change them mid-race or just after qualification.  ;D
I don't know who would be the fastest in the Escort...guess Phil, Matthew and kcender would be favourites.
The way I'm experiencing this there are differences in performance among us based on the type of cars we are racing...so the people I'm racing have changed between the series at least to some extent. I can only talk for myself and for me it is ok if I don't win races if I'm not competitive.
The other thing I would bring up is that we're just doing a series which was highly manipulated even though some of the cars were quite close in performance...so why not just have a season without it for a change?
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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2019, 10:41:22 AM »
I'll just keep it simple... get in the car and be fast!
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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2019, 11:06:22 AM »
I'll just keep it simple... get in the car and be fast!
Simple? :o
I've been trying to achieve that last bit for decades. :-[ :P

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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2019, 11:32:27 AM »
I'll just keep it simple... get in the car and be fast!
Simple? :o
I've been trying to achieve that last bit for decades. :-[ :P
Err...didn't you just win the last 3 races  ;)

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Re: Season 28 - tiers and restrictor
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2019, 12:17:01 PM »
That was more Alfa Romeo 4C than me. ;)