F1 » Sauber: Teams need each other

Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says F1 teams need to work together to reduce costs to benefit all those involved in the sport

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September 29, 2013 10:49 AM

Crash.net, do you think you guys would be able to do some sort of comparison of F1 costs for teams now, compared to the costs of the early 2000's? I think that would be good, I would like to see if it has always been really expensive, or if it has gotten more expensive as a result of politics or whatever.


September 29, 2013 11:00 AM

in what we oldies call "the good old days" when anything went, a small team could innovate and become a giant killer. ie cooper with their rear engine, lotus with heir monocoque , Renault with their turbo etc etc. these are the things that formulated f1. sadly today every aspect of a car is now controlled and dictate by fia and we no longer see innovation. even when it is done within the written "rules" , it is immediately stamped on.
the top teams now have to spend squilions just to try and gain a tenth of a second advantage.

yes, monisha is right,but the fia are at fault for creating the situation


September 29, 2013 11:21 AM

Agree with Richard on this one: Strictly set regulations only move to increase the costs and reliance upon aerodynamics. Just ask ourselves how often engine or any sort of mechanical component has really been discussed in the past few years.

Bring in fewer restrictions and allow the most innovative teams to excel.


September 30, 2013 10:44 AM

Richard, I fully second you in all you said, I will guaranty that a lot of people will be flabbergasted or knocked for six if they bother to read the FIA rules governing/dictating the limits/restrictions on anything to do with the present and next year's car configuration.

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