F1 » Todt says 'respect new teams', as 107% rule looms.

FIA president Jean Todt has said that F1's three new teams should be supported and helped by their established peers.

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March 13, 2010 9:37 AM

They should be helped and respected but who can see trouble ahead. When the faster cars get held up whilst trying race each other or a quick in lap is comprimised, what,s going to happen then.
Don't forget Trulli is in one of these cars how slow will that train be?

OBCD - Unregistered

March 13, 2010 10:04 AM

If you talk about rookie drivers going slow, fine. But these are drivers which include Trulli, Hekki and Glock who are up to the standard.

If the cars are that slow they shouldn't be allowed to race. It doesn't matter that they joined during the GFC, how much money does F1 lose because people stop watching?

Well this will solve F1's overtaking problem, we'll see loads of it now...

USFA - Unregistered

March 13, 2010 10:55 AM

The fact that people don't stop watching is cause to worry in itself. It means Ecclestone and Co can continue raking in the money while not having to sort out this shoddy excuse for a sport.

danny wirken - Unregistered

March 13, 2010 4:27 PM

I think they should create 2 races master and light at the end of the season the best of the light is going to the master series and the last of the master is degrading to the light series. this will fill up the weekend en so the fans get more to see and there can be 24 teams 12 in the master and 12 in the light. so we can welcome some more teams like prodrive ,lola and american teams like penske. it should also be able to buy like the cosworth engine a complete car from a other manufacturer so they have more data with limited testing bud if you promote to the master series you must be a manufactor with this teams have a roling start to develop a car and not like the new teams from scratch

Nanbawan - Unregistered

March 13, 2010 5:28 PM

New teams starting from scratch (and with a low budget) are always like 4, 5 seconds off the pace, so the results are not too shocking.

They will suffer in this overseas tourney, hopefully, it'll get better once they get in Europe. If they can close to 2seconds, that will be a good achievement.

The complete ban does not help either. Bernie's idea to test the day after the GP was a good one. I hope the FIA will think about that.

Mike - Unregistered

March 14, 2010 9:39 AM

If the 107% rule applied, both Lotus and Virgin would be well inside. It's just over 8 seconds at Bahrain.

Todt's right and they should both be congratulated.

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