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tire change under red flag

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by lewis_hammy, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. I wonder if you can change tyres under red flags whilst on pit straight would be cool
    what you guys think? :cool:
  2. no, there was alot of complaints when it happened in Monaco, and i would absolutly hate if it happened in game, would be extremely silly.
  3. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Its technically not against the rules, so there's no reason for it to not be allowed in the game.
  4. It would be stupid. If the red flag hadn't happened in Monaco, Vettel wouldn't win for sure. I don't want that in the game. Repairing the wing and broken things (if there are) on your car is good but changing tyres would be ridiculous.
  5. It's allowed in F1 so it should be in game. No matter if it's good or not.

    And we DON'T know if Vettel would win Monako GP without red flag... He was doing he's best there and I think, he could manage. Alonso is not Hamilton - He's agressive, but not crazy. Only crazy drivers can overtake here (Hamilton...).
  6. If the red flags didn't happen, Vettel would have to go on those supersofts that he already had for I don't how many laps but they were really falling apart. Btw, just because Hamilton is a crazy mofo that doesn't mean he's the only one that can overtake at circuits like Monaco. If they are confident enough, everybody can overtake there.

    If it wasn't for the red flag I believe that Vettel would screw it up somehow (because he's known to do from time to time when he's under pressure) so that the Monaco GP would probably go in the hands of either Alonso or Button. Button more than Alonso.
  7. So Vettel, as the leader, can't change tyres under a red flag, but nobody has an issue with Hamilton getting his rear wing fixed - which would have otherwise seen him either black-and-orange flag'd or in the pits for so long as to be effectively out of the race - just for him to go and banzai Maldonado out of the race almost immediately, and cause yet another red flag but for the near inhuman ability and professionalism of the Monaco marshals? Me no agreesy.
  8. Richard Knight

    Richard Knight
    GP2 - No.1 Virgin

    Don't think were gonna get red flags in 2011, black for certain drivers yes. Safetly car under yellow flags (heavy rain/bad crash) but i doubt if they can stop race and restart again. Maybe I've missed something? I think the FIA have changed rule about changing tyres under red-flag unless swapping from or to wets. (p.s. my money would have been on Button in Monaco without the Vettel tyre change)
  9. Vettel got soft tyres, , not supersoft. He's got them from 17th lap, and I think in Monako soft tyres (not super soft!) can manage 60 laps. Remember that last year Vettel has ended Italian GP on only softs! (stopped for primes on last lap)
  10. Vettel, this year went to start the race with the Super-soft compound then changed to Soft (meaning one real pit stop). When the red flag appeard, he changed to Super Soft again.
    Last year were Bridgestone's which were so good in terms of wear that they .

    OnT: You should be able to choose a new set of tyre when the red flag comes out, it will also be very interesting how Codemasters have done. Will we drive manually to the grid or does the computer take control of the car and position it at the grid?
    Hopefully CM doesn't dumb down the restart after red flag with a stand-still start!
  11. red flags are confirmed with grid restarts.
  12. I meant that he WOULD win without red flag. No that he didn't switched while red flag.
    yes, Bridgestones was good, but not SO good.

    OnT: I hope that, the same tyre menu like in garrage will appear, and we can choose set.
  13. yes hopefully we can choose which set we want for each stop as well. like if we want to save the best set of options for the last stint, etc.
  14. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Vettel wouldn't have won at Monaco without the red flag.
    His tyres were finished and he would've had to pit for tyres. Alonso would've had to pit as well but Button's tyres were fine, so he could've stayed out and took the win.
  15. The Bridgestone tyres were a joke. You had 1 pitstop per race.

    And no, Alonso's Super softs were newer then Vettels and Button I believe had Softs so that means that Vettel would have struggled on those tyres if the red flag didn't happened.
  16. I think you should be allowed to do it in game, as it's not against the rules of F1 2011 to do so.
  17. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    It was announced on numerous occasions during that part of the race that Alonso was going to mirror Vettel's pit action as they were both struggling with older tyres. So without the Red Flag, Vettel 100% would've pitted and Alonso would've done the same.

    Basically, red flag rule screwed the true race result and robbed Button of a win