F1 » F1 to introduce cost cap


Working Group, comprising the FIA, representatives of the Commercial Rights Holder and F1 team representatives, to be established to set cost cap

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Ptolemy

December 09, 2013 7:20 PM

Another stupid idea. So they force the teams to adopt these new V6 turbos that cost 3 times as much as the old ones, and now more of this "cost cutting" nonsense? The FIA pisses me off.

Mechanic9999

December 09, 2013 7:27 PM

......... and the pigs are fueled and ready for take-off!

Why dont they look at concrete measures which will reduce costs and carbon footprint - restrict the number to people and amount of kit they take to the track - it's got ludicrously out of hand in recent times. They could limit the pit crew to (say) seven (controller, two jack men, four wheel men). They could limit he traveling kit to two vans total. They could get rid of the gin palace "motor homes" and return to simple basic facilities - one van per team Measures like this would cut travel etc costs drastically and show they were serious, and keep the glitterati away if they were not getting fed and watered

aldo2654

December 09, 2013 7:49 PM

The initial costs for the first couple of years is going to be expensive for the teams and these new engines. It has been said that these will substantiately cheaper than the old ones.

aldo2654

December 09, 2013 7:54 PM

I seriously think that they should look at the set up in Indycars in America and in Sportscars. There they are limited to the number of people around a car at a time and they should also bring back refuelling using the American system where it takes a little longer to refuel. Also why not use their hydraulic jacks rather than the manual.

Firestorm

December 09, 2013 10:25 PM

Hey guys we shouldn't worry to much about it. As long as Ferrari has the power of the veto, the top teams are safe from an assault of midfield teams getting on pair with them. The FIA can't do very much without Ferrari's approval. LDM and co will know what to do. Actually I believe in a space of a few years Ferrari will return as the team to beat. They have the resources and legal weapons to do it.

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