ESPImperium wrote:Rersonally i can see a few problems for the teams on 2009 cars;
- KERS, a untried tech development in the F1 world, may turn out good in the end, but i suspect that the first 40-60% of next season there will be many KERS related retirements.
Yes that's possible, that will bring a bit more random into the races.And hopefully a bit more technology freedom.
ESPImperium wrote:- Old developments in say the R26 Mass Damper or BAR Honda torque transfer thhing on the front wheels may be concidered to be a "Energy recovery system" uhder the KERS regs, whitch means that drivers will get those systems "back" to some extent.
Those systems are still there in close forms, so that won't change too much.
ESPImperium wrote:- Tyres, there will be more risk marbeling/graining/blisters when the drivers push their cars too hard, not looking after the tyres meaning they will become moving chicanes, also drivers will try that "extra lap" on them and a tyre will explode or just delaminate completly or do a Lewis at China.
Slicks are far less prone to graining. Blistering can occur but again less than on grooves, so marbles will be less too.
ESPImperium wrote:- Nose Design, i wouldnt be surprised if some teams (Williams, McLaren) went back to a circa 1992-1994 style design with the nose not being a rasied nose design, meaning there may be aero advantages sought that way. BMW and Hondas design for their "Antlers" and "Elephant ears" may just be leagal if they are slimmed down a little.
That's a bit too early to say, except the elephant ear, no they're illegal for next year.
Even ferrari nose hole is banned.
ESPImperium wrote:- Rear Wing design, teams may eventually go to a single plain design like that Brabham BMW BT54 Turbo from 1985, but with a slimmer design to try and maximise aero grip at the rear, with a better design of the rear diffuser.
you can't do that too much because the rear wing is shortened by 20cm. Too maintain the balance you need to have downforce from there.
ESPImperium wrote:- Wider Track, Coultard has already said that he is looking forward to it as there will be more grip, but i feel that there will be many older drivers that have driven with the old track width that will flourish with it, some of the new drivers havnt driven a car with the 2M wide cars, meaning they wont know how to manage the fact there is more grip there.
Unfortunately (or not) the 2meters wide cars have been droped, the next year cars will be the same witdh as now.
ESPImperium wrote:- Teams discovering something new will instantly have a 0.5 to 0.8 of a second over their rivals, but this will be good as i belive that teams can only design a change to a major part of the car 2 times in the season, meaning there will be more emphisis on honing those small aero parts first.
Well, the 2009 regs are not exactly freer than now. It is true we may see some increasing gaps because of KERS integration but i doubt it will be huge gaps.
ESPImperium wrote:The only thing i have difficulty grasping for the 2009 regs, is how the hell are the drivers gonna change the front wing angle of attack, by a stick or by a motorised method???
By a knob, just like they control de brake bias and differentials.