Giblet wrote:I read in an interview with Hewitt, he mentioned heating the wheel rim.
Anyone got info?
What about new teams? Does FOTA support new teams entering Formula 1?
JH: We are happy to see new teams but we made it clear from the start that everybody has to compete under the same rules. Cost reduction was one of FOTA's founding principles and we have reduced the costs of leasing engines and transmissions by over 50%, with further significant savings contained within our proposed 2010 regulations. These include limits on aerodynamic development, restrictions on the use of exotic materials and prohibition of some costly technical activities, such as wheel rim heating, which don't add to the spectacle of Formula 1. We have proposed many effective measures to reduce the cost of entry to, and participation in, Formula 1.
bjpower wrote:I cant imagine tire warmers being that expensive.
it terms bridgstone will have to develop new tires to deal with not having it.
and then the teams have to develop new running gear to deal with the new tires and the cold starts.
but it will end up people putting the tires in some kind of oven to get them warm before a pitstop.
i dont think you can ban a team keeping the tires in a hot room.
they should know by now if you ban something the teams will find new ways, classic point they wanted to reduce downforce this year which they did but the ddd clawed back more than they thought the teams could. they will exploit any loop hole available if you leave the rules the same you keep the loopholes the same.
12.5.1 All tyres must be used as supplied by the manufacturer, any modification or treatment such as cutting, grooving, the application of solvents or softeners, the fitting of heat retaining devices or pre-heating is therefore prohibited. This applies to dry, intermediate and wet-weather tyres.
ISLAMATRON wrote:Thursday and the teams are already heating the stupid tires... really truly a waste of energy.
ISLAMATRON wrote:Your idea that changing the car rules raises the costs is false, those are expenses they would have incurred anyway.
modbaraban wrote:ISLAMATRON wrote:Thursday and the teams are already heating the stupid tires... really truly a waste of energy.
Did you check the plug? Is it in?ISLAMATRON wrote:Your idea that changing the car rules raises the costs is false, those are expenses they would have incurred anyway.
This statement is false. The manufacturers were reported to spend around a billion each to develop a V8, which supposed to be cheaper by exactly 2 cylinders
ISLAMATRON wrote:I do see some plugs "IN" just to the left of the tires warmer racks... see em?
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