F1 » F1 2011 silly-season focussed on technical gurus, not drivers

The apparent lack of movement on the driver front in F1 between 2011 and 2012 is not mirrored by that amongst leading teams' technical staff, it seems...

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cknopp - Unregistered

July 18, 2011 9:12 PM

The teams spend millions tealing these personnel from each other, and it is super obvious why... To get the data that is stuck in their brains.

Why spend so much if there was full disclosure at years end? Who would spend millions developing blown diffusors if they had to share at the end? Who would be able to get flexi-wings around the scrutineers?

And who would still be 5 seconds off the pace?

Everyone wants tight, wheel to wheel racing... This would lead to a non-spec series with shared development costs... I dont see anything wrong with that!

Dan - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 3:17 AM

Not sure the end of season info sharing is going to ever get off the ground. Why would F1 teams and the associated companies give away information that they've spent millions obtaining. How would you police it? I think a way to tighten up the competition would be to stop changing the rules every 3 minutes. This only helps the teams that have the money to develop new technogoly get even further ahead because they can design, test and manufacture new parts quicker than the smaller teams. Or maybe have a rule where by if you win a race, you are banned from having any updated parts fitted to your car for the next race. Giving other teams a chance to catch up.

MikeG - Unregistered

July 19, 2011 12:07 PM

F1 has become so technically advanced that the designer is now as important, if not more important than the driver. I think that all of the top teams would pay huge money to entice Adrian Newey from Red Bull.

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