F1 » RRA needs to be 'more robust', insists Brawn

Ross Brawn believes that F1's cost-cutting controls are at 'a crossroads' amid rumour and speculation over flaws in the system.

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Caroline - Unregistered

October 15, 2011 3:20 PM

All the top 4 teams break the RRA, Ferrari for example claim nearly 100 engineers actually work on their historic F1 cars ... Sure. Mercedes don't count the people that work on the engines, and all the top teams use 'bogus' external companies to do work, because the RRA allows for more money to be spent on external services rather than internal ones.

And FOTA have diluted the RRA anyway ... The external services cap was set at Euro 20 million, but FOTA increased it to Euro 30 million, staff numbers were capped at 280, but FOTA increased this to 315, but all these caps are still broken by the top 4 teams.

FOTA should have excepted the Cost Cap idea (which under the name Budget Cap, was first proposed by Ross Brawn himself, and then taken up by Max Mosley) and that excluded the pay to drivers and a top designer, and gave more design and engineering freedoms, but FOTA in their amazing wisdom rejected it, and went for an unaccountable mishmash of regulations that none of the top 4 teams

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