Fil wrote:Raptor22 wrote:Fundamental to buying the chassis and aero IP is the understanding of the concepts behind that design and that is often not documented. They will need the engineers to whom that IP is attached.
the same engineers that are now looking for work..?
ever heard of reverse-engineering?
wonder why McLaren & Renault were so happy to get Ferrari IP back in SpyGate..
they didn't have engineers come across with the dossiers, yet found the risk worthy of taking.
With Toyota, you'd be acquiring it legitimately, and getting it all.
Raptor22 wrote:Fil wrote:Raptor22 wrote:Fundamental to buying the chassis and aero IP is the understanding of the concepts behind that design and that is often not documented. They will need the engineers to whom that IP is attached.
the same engineers that are now looking for work..
..With Toyota, you'd be acquiring it legitimately, and getting it all.
So by buying IP to cars which are conceptually different and are running different engines and gearbox would help a smaller team how? Without the entire design team of the Toyota or BMW there is no point.
Owning the IP is not the same as owning the expertise.
Raptor22 wrote:I'll use another example , this time america's Cup sailing.
The South African team Shosholoza bought one of the american boats a few years back to use as a trials horse against RSA83.
It took more than a year to get the bought in trials yacht up to speed simply because they needed to figure out how to get the balance between sail trim, hydrodynamic centre of pressure, aerodynamic centre of pressure and which sails would work under what conditions and what the performance windows are.
They had unlimited testing time and a lot of smart people working on it.
For Stefan GP, they have almost no testing time outside of the designated FIA test days to try to understand how a car they did not design works.
Its an impossible task. Sure they will turn up on the grid, but they will be at the back of the grid all season long, burned a hole in the wallet and achieved nothing.
they would be better off, entering in 2011, with their own car and create a platform of knowledge they can build on.
If you still don't see it then I can't help you. The only benefit to buying Toyota's car would be because they desparately want to be on the grid in 2010 and accept that they will loose money and face.
axle wrote:Why would StefanGP be limited in testing? They are not part of F1, they are not recognised by the FIA as a running team.
This means they can buy all the track time they want...it's just a rich man playing with a toy.
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