bhallg2k wrote:Not to dredge up the past or anything, but I'm just now seeing this - I'm forgetful - and I want to make sure I understand you.
What you're saying here, if I'm reading this correctly, is that the standard weight distribution has nothing to do with "the show" except for the part about the tires, which were introduced to provide "the show"?
Yup, it has nothing to do with the "the show" and everything to do with the change of tyre supplier. The tyre supplier wasn't changed just because of the show, the contract was being renegotiated anyway so was always on the cards. The mandatory weight distribution was requested and extended by the teams in order to minimise the impact of the introduction of a new supplier.
The specification of those new tyres is a separate issue and has no bearing on the reasoning behind the mandatory weight distribution.