F1 » Engine rule row twists again before FP3

The ongoing row over concessions allowed to different engine manufacturers continued into day two of the British Grand Prix.

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Just a fan - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 10:49 AM

Oh come on - the engine designs have been frozen and they all knew about this rule change weeks ago.
But only now these teams are bleating that they have a problem?? They're taking the p!ss!!

Tealeaf - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 11:45 AM

Yeah go on you Shamilton lovers enjoy, the thing is the hot blowing from the Mercedes engines should be banned full stop, not 10% or anything!
Ferrari International Assistant needs to grow up because RBR are not in the wrong here.

blah - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 11:45 AM

Mercedes is already the better engine so giving them an even bigger advantage with these regulation changes is dumb. Had Mercedes just sold their engines to Red Bull they would be the engine supplier of champions, now they will be just losers as they deserve.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 12:03 PM

@ blah

Precisely what I think. Shamilton or Alonslo lovers will make excuses but the blown diffuser gave Redbull the least advantage after all on all these revelations, if the FIA was trying to cover up the effects of the Mercedes system whilst slowing down Redbull has backfired big time, I for one am glad because 10/50% cold blow is nothing compared to the hot blow Mercedes engines had, as FP3 goes it seems Mclaren has suffered more than the other big teams, ah there is a god.

Taipan - Unregistered

July 09, 2011 12:04 PM

The only way for the FiA to deal with this is to ban blown diffusers completely no matter if they are hot, cold or luke warm. The teams have known about the proposed Silverstone changes for long enough so they should have made contingency plans, if that means designing new exhausts, diffusers and floors so be it. Allowing some engines to run a form of blown diffuser and banning others from running it is just asking for trouble.
I can picture the race result being appealed because of this which will make a complete farce of the whole weekend.
Horner made a rare "no comment" to the BBC reporter when he left the meeting with Charlie so it looks like hes not a happy bunny.


July 09, 2011 12:07 PM

This is just further proof that the people running the F1 show are ruining it by trying to "fix" the latest engine row among the teams. This year will now have an even stenchier and malodorous smell to it with the FIA (Fix It, Again) jumping in mid-season and introducing new rules. If this latest issue was hotly contested prior to the season starting, then that would've been acceptable.

F1 is dying... pure and simple : (


July 09, 2011 12:08 PM
Last Edited 1761 days ago

In-season rule changes are unnessesary, unless on safety grounds. The EBDs should have been left as they are for the rest of the season but this is typical F1. A team that is leading has an advantage from something that the others didn't think of so it gets banned. Pathetic!

The FIA should just set out the rules at the start of the season and leave well alone and then let the teams get on with it.

I have the feeling that MrE as the F1 ringmaster has a hand in the EBD restrictions in an attempt to increase the entertainment value of this years season, but it has created a sh*t storm for the FIA.

Just another step towards F1 becoming a single spec. series.

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