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      04-27-2021, 05:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by inTgr8r View Post
I agree if its just an individual 'off'
I think the difference when racing is when you get muti-car incidents the damage can be much worse.

e.g BOT & RUS last race; if that happened in a sprint, I highly doubt that the Merc or Williams would make the race.
It's possible teams will take that into account and ask their drivers to calm it down a notch for the sprint quali race starts?

I wonder if tire choice for the sprint race might make things interesting. With 100km race, will a soft set of tyres last the whole race without a pit stop for new tires, or degrade enough such that a two stop soft/medium might catch them? I also wonder why they limited it to two compounds? Could there be a scenario where a hard tire can do the whole race but the other two compounds require a pit, and so the teams have to take that into account.

It's also interesting that the race tire compound will be a free choice in this setup.
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