Conceptual wrote:WhiteBlue wrote:I do not see a disadvantage if all the new teams were told about this at the same time. If F1 teams can be told to run with one brand of tyres and ECU why should they not be told to run with one brand of engines in an emergency. The main point IMO is: was there an emergency situation that forced the FIA to field such a requirement and were the teams told about it in a timely fashion.
Before we start the name calling to the FIA again one should consider that no other entity in the sport ever cared about getting new teams on the grid and preventing existing teams to be driven into bancrupcy. FOA and Ecclestone are just saying F1 do not need Super Aguri, Ferrari or Honda whenever there is a crisis. FOTA have yet to demonstrate that they care about decent competition and will actually help in getting new teams on the grid regardless of customer relationships.
Did you miss the part where Mercedes and FOTA teamed up with the remains of the Honda team, and gave birth to this years championship leaders?
Or is that inconvenient to your argument?
Brawn was not a new team. It was a simple customer deal as we have seen them often enough before in F1. That business transaction that helped MBHPE Ltd. to utilize their resources and avoid redundancies which had been necessary with the longer engine life.
For the new teams substantial help with chassis know how and bottle necks in design and manufacturing of components is expected. That would have a totally different quality. Have a read about the Williams plan to share premises with another team and transfer engineering resources and you will see that we are talking about an entirely different issue here.