machin wrote:I've been an advocate of the 'driver + seat minimum weight' rule in the past.
That would also equal out the effect of driver size. The likes of Webber and Kubica have to be on starvation diets to keep their weight down due to their height.
If you decouple the driver and car weight then teams with overweight cars would still be overweight. How about a combined seat and driver weight of say 85kg and a separate weight for the car.
As JT says, allowing low car weights merely opens up an arms race for the lightest car.