I was wondering whether the FIA should be thinking of handing out a reversed score system in terms of testing days.
Top teams now get a big bonus moneywise, and thus can invest so much more in their cars. The winning teams get stronger, the weak need super engineering on a tight budget to get back to the front (and get their bonusses back).
The worse you score in the championship, the more test days you earn for pre season. This way, teams who don't have their package together, get more test time, can "easily" fix a number of issues and get back closer to the front of the grid.
We used to have far more testing, since they banned these and changed to 2 weeks in pre season, we see teams who have to cope with issues for an entire year (Renault engine issues, Ferrari tyre issues, McLaren engine issues...).
Top teams only get the current 8 days (or 2 weeks of Pre season) track time. Teams out of the top 3 get a day extra for every place lost in the general standing of the championship.
# Team Testing Days
1. Mercedes AMG Petronas 8
2. Red Bull Racing 8
3. Scuderia Ferrari 8
4. Sahara Force India F1 9
5. Williams Martini Racing 10
6. McLaren Honda 11
7. Scuderia Toro Rosso 11
8. Haas F1 Team 12
9. Renault 13
10. Sauber F1 Team 14
11. Manor Racing 15
What is your opinion, could this get the slower teams closer to the front? Or do you already see downsides from an idea like this?
Last edited by Henne on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.