F1 » Gallagher calls for 'radical re-thinking' in F1


Mark Gallagher says changes need to be made in F1 to reduce costs to prevent the sport from heading into troubled waters

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Taz

January 17, 2014 3:01 PM

" prevent the sport from heading into troubled waters"

You could argue it's there already with Sauber almost disappearing and Lotus in trouble and pay drivers been favoured just to survive.

Reallyoldboy

January 17, 2014 4:43 PM

In order to cut costs why not use the same idea as in Indycar by providing all teams with a standard front and rear wing.

I'm sure this would be a major reduction in cost and also make for closer racing.

richard

January 17, 2014 6:26 PM

reallyold. yes, I have suggested that in the past. but doesn't indy have TWO different front wings. that would allow a cetain amount of experimentation in f1.
but an even better idea is to homologate each teams body at the star of the season, and allow maybe one change in homologation at the half way point.

FVA47

January 17, 2014 8:33 PM

How about a really radical suggestion that the teams all get a larger slice of the cake and it gets spread more evenly. I would love to be a fly on the wall for that meeting! - would be like trying to herd cat's!!!

Weengnat

January 17, 2014 9:42 PM

Cut back on so restrictive regulations. Let teams push the limit of aerodynamic and engines, let them test more.
Let the teams innovate !
F-duct, blown diffusers, engine mapping. Let the teams push till it breaks
Do so and you'll get a far more interesting F1.
It will also give a chance to the little guys come up some ground breaking ideas and a chance to move up the field.

This might not drive costs down but may allow smaller teams make more money.

Less regulations = more excitement

andrew2k

January 18, 2014 5:04 AM

When it come to implementing cost controls and other things to make to racing more affordable to teams this is where F1 could learn something from MotoGP....things are heading in the right direction to make the sport sustainable.

andrew2k

January 18, 2014 5:17 AM

Weengnat: Cut back on so restrictive regulations. Let teams push the limit of aerodynamic and engines, let them test more.
Let the teams innovate !
F-duct, blown diffusers, engine mapping. Let the teams push till it breaks
Do so and you'll get a far more interesting F1.
It will also give a chance to the little guys come up some ground breaking ideas and a chance to move up the field.

This might not drive costs down but may allow smaller teams make more money.

Less regulations = more excitement



I disagree with this and why? F1 problem isn't a matter of technology, but rather money...given the current economic environment you have only 4 competitive teams whereas whereas the rest are nothing but fillers with pay drivers.

Weengnat

January 18, 2014 2:37 PM

Yeah, you are rigth and F1 has been like that Speed Racer movie for some time now. That said, I still think that if you bring more excitement you'll also bring more money.

F1 is inntrouble and they refuse to acknowledge it.
Speaking for myself, I've been following F1 since I was a baby and now I'm behaving like an adict that can't drop a bad habit. I mean, what's in there these days to catch the attention of new followers?

An eco friendly V6? Who cares !
A race car that runs on batteries? Yeah, that's important. My son has a bunch of them !

Here is the most excitement I've seen in the last couple of years...
Seb and Mark buttheading on track and off ( Mark, you'll be missed )
Was it in Abu Dhabi or Bahrain ( can't remember) when both Kimi and Seb used some "coarse" language
Or Kimi saying over the radio.... Yeah yeah yeah I know what I'm doing

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