Originally Posted by W///
You'd get no complaints from me. The only time it's interesting nowadays is if it starts raining. Oh and qualifying is also pretty intense, much more so than the race itself IMO.
That being said remember the Q3s from the China race (from memory) where everyone in the top 10 shootout went out and did 1 lap only with VET and BUT not setting times for different reasons.
In agreement that the impact of trying to even out the field by introducing tyre degradation and the consequent result of drivers (and car) not being pushed to their limits isn't ideal.