- May 24, 2006
- Cambridge, UK
- McLaren Mercedes MP4/23 :P
It depends, because apparently Lewis was told not to shift below 3rd. He was in 4th and above tilll the end of the race. This would be a huge issue if it happened in 5th - he would have stay below 5th gear which would be insane...Getting three consecutive characters wrong by varying key distances is an odd typo
I'd say missing 5th is no worse than missing third. While you are hindered by no 5th more often, the time penalty for no 3rd is worse. Consider a corner where you would normally set off with 3rd, instead you set off in 4th. You will spend more time at very slow speed, losing a lot of time. If you have no 5th however you will accelerate up to the end of 4th as usual, then go straight to 6th and spend more time at medium speed than you normally would - essentially losing less time.