The manufacturer teams have further agreed to the permanent and continuing role of the FIA as the sport’s governing body. They have also committed to the commercial arrangements for the FIA Formula One World Championship until 2012 and have agreed to renegotiate and extend this contract before the end of that period.
WhiteBlue wrote:Also Fota will eliminate KERS sadly, there will be no incentive to compete with fuel saving except the refuelling ban. New tchnologies will be slow in coming and the aero war will continue.
xpensive wrote:It's not always obvious to the engineers what will make sense or not, besides, they all love a technical challenge.
“A Championship which will be held, as suggested by FOTA, in the spirit of sporting and technological competition, with clear and fixed rules and transparent governance, handled by the F1 Commission.
“The objective is to avoid continual changes decided on by one person alone and to gradually reduce costs, to get back to levels of spending similar to those of the early Nineties within the next two years.
“The FOTA teams constantly promoted these objectives in the interests of motorsport and all its protagonists, first and foremost the fans.”
Details of the governance reforms that have been agreed remain opaque, but the FIA indicated that changes would be made as part of an amended Concorde Agreement – while emphasising that the manufacturer teams had agreed to recognise “the permanent and continuing role of the FIA as the sport’s governing body”.
xpensive wrote:In a perfect world, somebody should of course have blown the whistle on KERS, xplaining how little 400 kJ is in the scheme of things, the equal of 12 ml (0.012 liter) of gasoline in terms of energy.
Max Mosley has relinquished his position as the main contact man at the FIA for F1. Instead the FIA Senate will deal with any issues in F1. Mosley is a member of the Senate and, under FIA rules, he will remain a member in future as an ex-president. There is a sense here that if this deal were to fall through then Mosley would be on hand to take up the FIA's side again.
WhiteBlue wrote:xpensive wrote:In a perfect world, somebody should of course have blown the whistle on KERS, xplaining how little 400 kJ is in the scheme of things, the equal of 12 ml (0.012 liter) of gasoline in terms of energy.
I have not challenged this figure before but I will add my remark now. You are comparing apples with bananas. Braking energy is pure mechanical energy which is the most valuable and not chemically stored energy which must always be converted to be used in a race car. If you want to compare it you have to compare it to the output of the engine after is has burned the chemical energy and provided mechanical energy. You will find that the figure in relation to fuel has quadrupled by then. The next point is that artificial limitation was applied by unknown politiking manipulators unlikely to be from FIA. If you consider that, you arrive at up to 0.125 L/lap fuel saving. In addition to the additional power the weight of carrying less fuel would also be a benefit. Alas, it isn't going to happen. Had the develoment money been spend on a reasonable system to start with we would probably have a high level of consensus to simply keep it. Next time the engineers in FOTA should not allow someone to manipulate the governance process for such bad decisions.
WhiteBlue wrote:Braking energy is pure mechanical energy which is the most valuable and not chemically stored energy which must always be converted to be used in a race car.
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