bjpower wrote:the teams will spend what they can and thats grand
if its caped for the car and block then it will be more about the creative engineers.
but the teams will spend any left over on everything else
did the cost of racing come down when they stoped engine dev.
na they just pumped it into something else.
you give them 40 mill on the car
they will spend 300 on the engine.
cant spend 300 mil on the engine if it is Frozen
cant spend it on the car if it is capped
that is the point of the cap.
the teams are obviously spending more than they can afford, especially since all the sponsors are pulling out because of the economy... The teams are short sighted while the FIA is looking at the future of the series. The manufacturers can survive without F1... but as things are now F1 would collapse if all the manufacturers decided to pull out because of the high costs like Honda has done. That is why Max, got cosworth back into F1.
I though they relaxed the restrictions if you took the 40 million.
but the point is they will spend the money any way they can.
if they dont spend it on the car they will build bigger server clusters, or something "not in the spirit of the rules"
hell they did it during the motor freeze
they worked on any little part they could.
and thats part of f1 now any little increse to get ahead.
its both a strenth and a flaw.
i can see the point of alot of the regs that have come out
ie dont spend money on what the fans cant see and chat about in places like this.
i think the engines should be allowed to develop.
eg if you take the toyota celica 2 1.8 L engines one at 140bhp the other at 190 bhp
i like the idea that engine development can filter down ( not saying the 50bhp had anything to do with f1)
but let them go nuts 2l anything goes.
audi did it for the la mans 24.
i think also one of the issues teams have is the getting cought out this year
at least they can throw everything they have at it and make up ground.