Conceptual wrote:With these teams already having their cars "designed" to the published 2010 regs that they were accepted to compete under, what word from them?
Will FOTA give each team a design from this year? Old parts? Like Super Aguri?
I dunno, If I were these three, I would file a legal action against the FIA for changing the rules after the deal had been made. Maybe get rid of the 2009 regs, and use the 2010 "cap regs" with no budget cap.
Then maybe we could have something to be excited about for 2010, instead of the 2009 cars running till 2012...
Conceptual wrote:USGP and one of the others (Lola maybe?) said that they already had their first CAD designs done.
I am just wondering if anyone believes that the 3 new teams have a legal leg to beat Max with. It was rather "bait and switch" with published regs and entrant list.
If I were these new teams, I'd be all over the legal aspects because with no cap for 2010, their entire investment of time and money was done because of the published 2010 regs and their ability to compete at a set price.
Now that they have been changed after their application and acceptance, don't they have a legitimate claim to sue the FIA?
modbaraban wrote:Sorry, but your beloved FIA turned down the entries of those who were more or less prepared. Lola people mentioned having a model running in the wind tunnel for a week before the 2010 competitors list was published. Now it's history.
What we have at the moment is 'teams' like Manor who aren't sure yet who's to design and build their F1 car with active aero, unrestricted 30krpm Corsworth engine, 4WD/unlimited KERS, CVT, 4-wheel steering, nano-transforming-plasma-cryptonite-body all equipped with revolving AD-boards only for 39 995k.
RacingManiac wrote:CAD=no capital expenditure....if they have had molds made then I'd be more seriously considering crying foul....
spacepig wrote:RacingManiac wrote:CAD=no capital expenditure....if they have had molds made then I'd be more seriously considering crying foul....
Yeah, because people work for free. Seriously, 3 months of wasted engineering and analysis time is way, way more expensive than a chassis mold.
Conceptual wrote:And Mod,
What is your deal man? It is not my "beloved FIA" nor is the most killer set of rules in F1's history a 39,995K investment. The 45MEUR could easily purchase off the shelf parts from various places, and build the rest to get a car to 2010 budget spec. Especially if they can start with a 2 year old chassis (or a 2006 Williams for the Cosworth integration).
Do you have anything but hate and your opinion to contribute to this discussion? Because if that is all you have, it ain't worth your effort.
RacingManiac wrote:You are not going to have 3 month of work completely wasted, you just need to modify your design. You are still using the same engine, you are still using the same suspension parts, and god help you if you decided to start designing your 4wd KERS and active aero on your first ever F1 car as the FIRST thing you do, because you'll have bigger problem.
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