F1 » BMW drops KERS as Domenicali brands it an expensive mistake

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the yank - Unregistered

June 22, 2009 4:15 PM

Calvin, maybe someone explained the dangers associated with a rapidly spinning dense mass in an accident. Picture an energetic flywheel bouncing through the spectators. Another of Mad Max's dictatorial mindfarts bites the dust.


June 22, 2009 4:23 PM

when will you guys learn that regulation changes have to be agreed BY ALL THE TEAMS ENTERED IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. You can't blame the FIA for KERS because all the teams agreed to it. In fact at one point the teams wanted to get rid of it but BMW held out and voted for it (because they are releasing it on their production cars next year) ironic isn't it?

I don't think there's anything wrong with KERS in principle but the implementation of the rules never made sense to me. Why use it for only 6.5secs? and why the 80HP limit?

But at least the money hasn't been wasted. As I said BMW are committed to it and I know another manufacturer who are still developing it for commercial uses.

Dale - Unregistered

June 22, 2009 4:33 PM

"when will you guys learn that regulation changes have to be agreed BY ALL THE TEAMS ENTERED IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. You can't blame the FIA for KERS"

Really 2Pac?

So then why is there a big issue between FOTA & FIA ... if the teams have to agree ... then we wouldnt need a breakaway.


June 22, 2009 4:37 PM

the ferrari f450 will be the first production car to fit kers as standard. but the road going system will be only a very poor imitation of the f1 system. many posters expressed grave doubts on the use of kers and it has taken the teams a long time to realise that it is really a handicap, and a dangerous one at that. but existing rules and rules for 2010, both stipulated that it MUST be fitted for next year, so maybe ferrari are right to keep on developing it, as they are not really competitive this year. the teams that chuck it out now, may be at a disadvantage.

mrdood - Unregistered

June 22, 2009 4:58 PM

''you need to read the post... regulation changes, not conditions of entry. There is a difference.''

2pac, I think you may have missed a sizeable part of this FIA-FOTA war...

the conditions of entry revolve around potential regulation changes. The teams are currently refusing to enter because these changes have been implemented without their concession, like many other regulation changes before.. the FIA, or singularly, Max Museli, has just forced through a *good idea* without thinking what the majority of the teams want.

A budget cap is as much of a regulation as the wing size, etc.


June 22, 2009 5:04 PM

Sorry but it isn't.

A technical regulation change MUST be agreed by all entrants.

The conditions of entry to the F1 championship are formulated by the governing body, the FIA. Some of the teams won't sign because they don't want to be capped in what they can spend and don't want to enter on the basis of two sets of technical regulations for those adhering to the budget cap and those not.

I would advise you to go to the official F1 site and read the rules & regulations before jumping on the bandwagon.

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