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    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless for safety reasons...... but it's not the first or last time from the FiA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless for safety reasons...... but it's not the first or last time from the FiA.
    What makes this change so wrong? All drivers should have had a chance to be late on purpose for PS during the season?
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    oh no if Eddie now sees this....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless for safety reasons...... but it's not the first or last time from the FiA.
    I think everybody should expect that FIA will made this change. They are stupid they didnt think about it before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Changing the rules mid season is a 'no-no' unless for safety reasons...... but it's not the first or last time from the FiA.
    You will be very pleased to read FIA's explanation that it is indeed for safety reasons

    This will take place with immediate effect for safety reasons. ...
    https://www.fia.com/news/wrc-decisio...out-powerstage
    Last edited by KiwiWRCfan; 4th April 2018 at 12:19. Reason: spelling error

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    Pfff safety reasons? Ahah television deals

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    LOL, technically the safety reasons are off course correct. Even though we all know that TV and "sporting" reasons are as much or move important.

    Anyway strictly speaking this change should have been done at the same time powerstage points were introduced (2014). That it took so long before someone exploited this is actually quite amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiWRCfan View Post
    You will be very pleased to read FIA's explanation that it is indeed for safety reasons

    This will take place with immediate effect for safety reasons. ...
    https://www.fia.com/news/wrc-decisio...out-powerstage
    I hope that this isn't the wording they used in the actual regulation. "In the given order" seems subject to abuse as if one driver does it out of order, he will have an influence on the order of others therefore potentially denying others of PS points. For example, assume that the "given order" was drivers A, B, C, D, E. If driver B goes late and fits in between D & E, then the new order is A, C, D, B, E. Of the 5 drivers here, none of them have the same driver in front and behind them as they did in the original order. Sure the FIA will have worked this out but you never know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greencroft View Post
    I hope that this isn't the wording they used in the actual regulation. "In the given order" seems subject to abuse as if one driver does it out of order, he will have an influence on the order of others therefore potentially denying others of PS points. For example, assume that the "given order" was drivers A, B, C, D, E. If driver B goes late and fits in between D & E, then the new order is A, C, D, B, E. Of the 5 drivers here, none of them have the same driver in front and behind them as they did in the original order. Sure the FIA will have worked this out but you never know!
    seems like the order is clear enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartusvuori View Post
    What makes this change so wrong? All drivers should have had a chance to be late on purpose for PS during the season?
    Just that 3 drivers have gained championship points from exploiting the weakness of that rule, changing the rule (even a change to what it probably should have been all along) essentially gives them an unfair advantage because other drivers now won't have the opportunity to gain points in the same way.

    From the FIA perspective that is obviously the lesser of two evils when compared with letting drivers/teams carry on with those antics for the rest of the season though.

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