bizadfar wrote:Now who is Mclaren playing with? 10 other teams, not 3 backmarker/midpack teams. I remember in mid 2005 or something....
devices are designed to FIA criteria and checked, tagged, sealed and distributed by them. McLaren wont really have any advantage unless they can somehow cheat this process which is assuming a hell of a lot.
bizadfar wrote:Then add to that Ferrari develops the tyres and the other backmarkers get better tyres with no testing cost. He even implied they were doing the other bridgestone teams a favor. Isn't that sweet? Again, I don't believe exclusivity because of that also...
I think you're patently incorrect on this point. All of the other Bridgestone teams received the tires, but tires which were designed with a completely different car in mind. They had to then observe and see how the Ferrari worked the tires during tests/races to get their own set-up right. It would have been far simpler for teams to have tested the tires themselves and had this
foresight when designing their suspension, brake cooling ducts etc. Worse yet, when they did get a chance to test their recommendations were pretty supposedly ignored unless they were also consistent with Ferrari's ( I know this how?
). Bridgestone were actually
putting the other teams at a distinct disadvantage in every way. I cannot see how you could possibly attempt to think Ferrari were doing them a favour.