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I would have thought cost-wise it would have made more sense to keep the V8s and further implement ERS type gadgets, more as complementary to the engine power rather than just for overtaking/defending boosts. Adjust the minimum weight rules so there's no weight disadvantage to running the extra gear, and those who do it well get to run lighter fuel loads. Maybe over a few years tighten the max allowed fuel cell size to force things in that more hybrid direction. Changing engine specs and durability regs, increasing ERS system implementation, big aero changes, big exhaust changes, etc., all at once seems an absurdity in today's situation.



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