Yeah, I wondered about this as well. While I understand what is trying to be accomplished here, the devil is in the details. Re: The cut-off times. Let's say you register at 0700 for your day's events, go out for practice at 0900, get held up by traffic, don't get a clean lap and fail to make the cutoff. What do you do then, go back to registration and remove yourself from that event? Or will we then use last round's best time? Or if it is the first round of the season - do we use last year's best time. And who gets to decide, anyway, ... and using what criteria? Re: The black flagging issue. While I understand the safety concerns, I must ask again, who gets to decide who is black flagged, ... and using what criteria? Seems to me getting held up by back markers is part of racing - for Stoner and Vettel as well.