F1 » Newey: Rule changes 'frustrating'

Adrian Newey laments 'frustrating' changes to the regulations in F1

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BERNIE BUD - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 5:05 PM

I can understand making regulations changes in the name of safety etc..., but why the diffuser? That is a technological design feature that improves performance and took a lot of research and testing to develop. Isn't that the whole point of F1? It was done within the rules and gave a big performance boost, kudo's to red bull for coming up with it. that is the type of innovation that leads to championships.

Pole Position - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 9:04 PM

If he feels this way I can't wait for the season to begin. The last thing I want to see is a Redbull domination. One team dominating the proceedings will only hurt this sport. We need dome competition in F1.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 9:22 PM

Therein lies the problem. Changing the rules to make things "exciting." Punishing the best teams to improve the TV ratings and such. It really is unfair.
Just like "they" did for the 2005 season. Ferrari was winning everything because they were the best team, so they found a weakness in that they knew that Bridgestone would have trouble making a durable, long lasting tyre, so they imposed a "1 set per race" rule to end Ferrari's 5-year dominance in the name of boosting ratings.
This new "low front end" rule is more of the same. Red Bull has dominated with their high front suspension mounting system. "They" probed for a weakness and found it. "Lets force them to lower the nose DIRECTLY in front of the suspension bulkhead to kill the aerodynamics." Ironic isn't it that McLaren has been the ONLY ONE to use a front suspension with very low mounting points. This rule didn't affect them at all. It looks like it was a rule to give McLaren the advantage over everyone else! Maybe Ron

Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 9:26 PM

Old "Honest Ron" putting his billions to work paying the rulemakers big money to change the rules to suit McLaren so he can STEAL what he can't win in a fair fight.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 9:29 PM

...I mean why is it that the ENTIRE front end in front of the suspension bulkhead had to be lowered? It would only be the tip of the nose that should be lowered for safety reasons to prevent spearing or swiping another driver's head off.
Smells of McLaren cheating AGAIN!


February 06, 2012 9:30 PM

polo. if a team dominates, within the current rules, then it is up to others to catch up. NOT for the others to seek for the rules to be changed to suit them and penalise the dominant team!

Pole Position - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 9:46 PM

@ richard I agree. But, it seems like the rest of these teams can't do it. So, the rulesmakers and Bernie had to change things. We know the last thing Berenie wants to see is his precious F1 going down the toilet.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 10:45 PM

If thats the way it is and the way it "should be," to contrive the rules so the lesser capable teams have an advantage, then F1 has become a travesty.

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