F1 » Brawn rues double DRS work

Ross Brawn says Mercedes put too much focus on double DRS this season

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November 13, 2012 5:44 PM

Wonder what the excuse will be at the end of next year?

I seem to remember a similar comment about "we focused to much on this or that" from Ross last year too.

Won't go down well with your new star!

Frank G - Unregistered

November 13, 2012 11:45 PM

If the FIA considers a car legal, legal it is...
Too many rules if you want to ask me...
We need rules that allow ingenuity and creativity!
If you want a spec series, please ... go watch Nascar...


November 14, 2012 6:08 AM

@ Rob01 and Frank

You both have valid points.

Unfortunately, these days, ingenuity is frowned upon. The season starts with a set of rules, and when someone comes up with something within the exact parameters, albeit while exploiting a loophole, enough teams, who DIDN'T think of it (Though they're exploiting OTHER loopholes (Red Bull)) complain and cry and the ingenuitive teams are told they're "cheating"... Loopholes are exactly that. They are not illegal. They exploit a gap that was left open.


Shakey - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 9:27 AM

Agree with teh above comments - too many rules, and with the tules trying to be too tight, there's too many whingers when something is a bit shady.

How about a fixed $50M car budget, CLEARLY defined safety rules and NO OTHER legislation? Build what the hell you want with $50M and let the genius of designers shine through. Sod Pirelli making tyre choices, the teams buy a set of whatever they want for the race. Realistically, would have to dictate the engine spec too just so engine suppliers know what they're producing.

It's just silly when you get things like "the floor must be no thinner than 6mm at the end of the race". Well yeah, because if wood gets any thinner then it's not very strong. but what if I make it out of carbon fibre? I can get the same strength and integrity at 2mm and it's much lighter.

What if I can't afford KERS? Let me have a flexible front-wing to improve my cornering so I can be more competitive. Or even I make the choice to improve cornering ability over stra

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