ESPImperium wrote:The problem is, how, just how do you police the engine rules on theese cars???
Hence, i think have a testing allocation per team is the only way to work.
It also means that with teams testing the day after every European race, exept Monaco, they can get a better handle on things. However, what id like to see isthe amount of cars a team can put out on track in test sessions allocated as if a team has won a GP in the last 2 or 3 years, they are only allowed to have one car testing for in season tests, and for theams that havnt won a GP in that same period they can have both cars out.
This would tighten the grid up no end i feel. The smaller teams would have more time on track, and more time to advance over the front runners.
Its hard to see what can be done, and how to do it, both with the engine rules being the way they are, and how to do it in a commercially viabale way as a single test day is rumored to cost €450,000.
Why do you have to 'police' a third car engine? It will never race so it doesn't really matter. If a race driver wants to use the new car because he wrecked his then it has to have an engine from his season allocation installed.
The way I see it race weekend engines get put in a cupboard, and only used for race weekends, period. Anything outside of a race weekend and they can use any engine they like. What benefit would a team get from slapping a new engine in the car every single day of the test? None, if anything they will try to run the engines for as long as they can because they need to understand a high milage engine as much as a low milage engine.
I think you over complicating the whole engine thing, the regulations regarding race weekends stand, teams must make engines last. In testing, they will have to test this, so they aren't going to go mad spending money on new engines.
A restriction based on "when you last won a race" is silly, it would penalise those that won a race based on adverse conditions, like a wet race with a high retirement rate. Previous years championship position is the only way it can be done, just like how they restricted the third car.
The third car must come back, it's just crazy not having it. All of the components are there, they always bring the reserve driver, let the guy get some running!
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