Originally Posted by sugarbutch
It's the rules. They can't make changes to ride height or other settings after qualifying starts, and the Pirelli wet tires don't have a sufficiently larger radius to produce the necessary increase in ride height to avoid aquaplaning. With things as they are, they literally wouldn't have been able to drive around the Hungaroring without floating off the track.
Ok so drive to the speed the track allows for. If you slow down you won't aquaplane. Frankly the Pirelli wets are not fit for purpose. Make a tire that can run in truly wet conditions. Aquaplaning takes place because tire can't displace the water fast enough, not sure what that has to do with ride height. You did accurately describe the tire issue, but it's not related to ride height.
There were what, 5 red flags in Q1? Come on. It's not racing.