F1 » Smaller teams fear being pushed out of F1

Changes to the way that F1 rule changes are approved in the future run the risk of squeezing the smaller teams out of the sport altogether and is possibly "an abuse of a dominant position."

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October 22, 2013 4:23 PM

This is starting to look like MotoGP where you have the top2 manufacturers and then... the rest. Customer bikes never get the same specs as the factory so basically you have a near 50-50 chance of guessing which team will win the championship even before it started! (I say 50-50 'cause Ducati fluked once with Stoner).

Is this really the way we want F1 to go???


October 22, 2013 6:19 PM

the strategy group which is trying to introduce changes against the smaller teams, also includes Williams, and then allows one of the smaller teams to be included if they beat any of the six "major " teams. so currently it would include f1


October 22, 2013 11:56 PM

Mark my words, the day is coming when the F1 grid would be completely wiped clean of privateers, the exception being Red Bull. If anything I put the blame squarely on the high cost of competing added to the fact that sponsorship money is becoming harder and harder for teams to come by.


October 23, 2013 3:11 AM

"I can tell you now that customer teams will not work. It is completely changing the DNA of F1."

DidToro Rosso completely change the DNA of F1 when it was a RBR customer car? Can't say I really noticed.

Perhaps with customer cars they could insist that all a makers factory and customer cars use a single pit crew during the race.


October 23, 2013 7:57 AM

The DNA of FI has long been changed the question nobody seems to be bothering to ask or attempt to answer is, by whom? The teams should be left out of all this as they have no other way but to play ball like a mouse and a cat (hide and seek) this leaves only the FIA and FOM as the instigators/main players, this leads one to ask who says what in these two entities? Since when was anything to do with F1 was/been or will ever be undemocratic and unethical and since when was it or will ever be an abuse of dominant position Since the Moseley/BE era and as long as BE is still managing F1? Many a thing was legally contestable in F1 but what effect did legality or right/s had on the desired course of action? All Bob Fernley have to do is beat mclaren or Lotus, or stay in F1 for the next 20 years and get a chance like Williams.

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