F1 » Campos began building car months before entry accepted

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest

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

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.