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September 24, 2014 9:35 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Melting the glacier

Kate, Your statement that "it is not sporting to change the rules to accommodate poor performance," is nonsensical. The rules have always accommodated poor performance! The real non-sporting threat are the present rules which preserve and protect an existing advantage. Back before you were writing about F1, the sport of car racing was all about developing faster, better engines and innovating ways to make cars faster around a track. Such is not the case today. The really big problem today is just as the private team owners stated, the manufacturers want the teams to bear the costs of developing power train technology. Technology that the manufacturers will benefit from in their commercial endeavors. I would think the first step in addressing this should be to open the engine (power unit) regs. with the stipulation that all engines are to be sold at a set price with all engines from a manufacturer for use in F1 are all identical, i.e. when the manufacturer releases a new development ste


September 24, 2014 9:42 PM
Last Edited 310 days ago

F1 » Kate Walker: Melting the glacier

Continued... step all the engines from said manufacturer have that step, factory team and client alike. Additionally, the FIA should form a commitee of independent team owners to establish a cost cap on the engines. The commitee might even have a snappy name like the " Reality Group." Therefore engine development can continue and innovation prosper only at the manufacturers expense. After all isn't this the great benefit which draws manufacturers to F1?

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