Scotracer wrote:I don't know the official amount the FIA requires but it is most definetely a fine line. What I recommend is that F1 follows Touring car series around the world and offers 3 championships instead of two: Drivers, constructors and Privateer teams. That way, a that has bought a chassis may compete for the drivers championship, but not the constructors (which should be obvious).
I dunno how much the FIA would go for it, but it would definetely get more teams on the grid (you may see GP2 teams such as Super Nova and ART coming up).
A constructor is "a person (including any corporate or unincorporated body) who owns the intellectual property rights to the rolling chassis it currently races and does not incorporate in such chassis any part designed or manufactured by any other constructor of Formula 1 racing cars except for standard items of safety equipment. Provided always that nothing in this Schedule shall prevent the use of an engine or gear box manufactured by a person other than the constructor of the chassis."
Scotracer wrote:The FIAs standpoint = cognitive dissonance. It's ridiculous that they want to reduce the amount of money it takes to stay in F1 yet they ban privateer entries? It would help all parties if teams could sell their IPs to another team.
Look at MotoGP - the sport is thriving because they have privateer teams running customer chassis' and engines. Same with Touring cars. WHY can't F1 be the same? Why not allow a team to purchase the previous years' car of a team? Wouldn't it be awesome to see a team running an F2007 this year with different branding and driving their hearts out to get a shock result? I would love that.
Scotracer wrote:The FIAs standpoint = cognitive dissonance. It's ridiculous that they want to reduce the amount of money it takes to stay in F1 yet they ban privateer entries? It would help all parties if teams could sell their IPs to another team. ...
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