F1 » Campos began building car months before entry accepted


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F1init - Unregistered

July 01, 2009 12:11 AM

Mosely has made private visits to the like of Carlin F3 in the recent past to see how they run and how to get/attract other lower grade teams in to F1.
Max's plans will have been formulated long ago with little thought for existing F1 teams.

Dale - Unregistered

July 01, 2009 12:55 AM

Dallara chassis must, by definition, be made by Dallara & therefore a customer car if it is going to be run by the Campos team.

That is not allowed in F1 thanks to Sir Frank.

Alan D - Unregistered

July 01, 2009 1:26 AM

If Dalara are supplying their chassis only to Campos then I don't really see a problem. But if Dallara want to sell the chassis to Manor as well then it would be a major change from what F1 represents. How do you feel about Toro Rosso? Do you regard them as a constructor or a customer car?

Piercarlogassolini - Unregistered

July 01, 2009 9:16 AM

I THINK the way the chassis rules work are:

1. If Dallara provide the Campos chassis, that's within the rules as they are effectively a supplier, just the same as cosworth, Bridgestone etc. This applies even if they design the chassis, as they are merely supplying 'design consultancy'.

2. Providing two teams' chassis is a bit difficult, but still within the rules provided any commonality between the resulting chassis is oly in areas where there is no 'innovation', ie if Dallara put a 'tweak' on a Campos, they couldn't put the exact same tweak on a 'Manor'. VERY grey area though.

Sir Frank's rule was EXISTING F1 teams supplying their chassis to other teams, not suppliers

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