The size of the cars comes from the safety reg’s. The crash structure on the rear of the gearbox for example is massive, but necessarily so to pass the FIA’s crash tests.
Getting the weight out of the cars is a […]
I don’t have a problem with refuelling IF, and it’s a big IF, IF we don’t have tyre changes. You can’t have refuelling AND tyre changes in the same race. It’s one or the other.
If Pirelli can give us 1 grippy, […]
They won’t continue as they are. Too many important people in too powerful a position with too much riding on it want them changed, so they will change.
As Frank Williams once said, “F1 is a sport for 2hrs on a […]
Legally, there’s nothing Bernie and Jean can do until 2020. The various contracts in place see to that. However, if I were a manufacturer, I’d be taking this a whole lot more seriously than they seem to […]
We can certainly try. That’s the aim, but how long it’ll actually take, we can only guess. Obviously we have our targets.
The real question is, can we get the hybrid systems weight OUT of the cars fast enough […]
Exactly. You don’t have to read too far beyond the headlines ;).
It would seem that at least a simplification of these hybrid engines is on the table. A lot of the comments RE: the weight of the cars, the […]
A lot of an F1 car “looking” fast comes from the wing dimensions.
If the front wing was much narrower such that it’s span was in-board of the front tyres and simpler, and the rear wing much lower and wider, the […]
Nope. Other way round. The heavier your car, the more downforce you need.
Generally speaking, sub 100km/h corners you won’t see much difference. 100km/h corners and over you’ll see a noticeable difference :).
Following on from my initial post…
The model they used, especially the wing designs, were seriously out of date. The front wing for example was very simple, not the complex multi-element we […]
You’re completely spot on mate. The findings from the OWG were fundamentally flawed, but then we all know how successful the outputs of various committee’s in F1 have been recently.
TheF1Engineer commented on the post, Elimination qualifying is gone – but Q2 may still be quiet 5 years, 7 months ago
SEPARATE the “qualifying tyres” and the “race tyres”!
This, “I’m saving a set of tyres for the race” mindset needs to end.
Give all cars 4 sets of the ultra-soft compound “qualifying tyres” each. 40-45mins […]
The “qualifying-only” tyres would be 4 sets of the ultra-softs, so we have proper qualifying tyres again :D.
You’re correct. A very similar rule exists now, but it does allow a bit of lee-way. This way doesn’t, […]
My preferred quali format’s are either;
a) A RACE. Start in reverse WDC order. 22 cars, 22 laps, open pit-lane, rolling start, where you finish = where you start the GP. No real tyre rules, no real fuel […]
TheF1Engineer commented on the post, Races will be "very dull" with more downforce – Ricciardo 5 years, 7 months ago
Spot on from Honey Badger.
Aero needs to be coming “off” the wings and going “on” the floor. The FIA regulate a plank to maintain ride height, so starting a pair of tunnels either side of the driver, “X” mm […]
A “big fan” is a bit strong.
He’s quite happy to have hybrids in F1, but he wants them simplified, the cost brought down, and convergence. You can’t achieve that (particularly those first 2) by keeping the […]
Yes of course, that’s the main issue, or the headline issue if you like, but since the Strategy Group includes the FIA (Jean) and FOM (Bernie) by virtue of their 6 votes each, together with the 6 teams 1 vote […]
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