axle wrote:Surely a standard monocoque even if that part is the external bodywork wouldn't really affect the racing.
An FIA spec monocoque can't hurt IMO...they can then spec it to fit all shapes and sizes of driver and everyone is free to work around them.
As long as it's designed with FOTA input and they can get around the mounting point issues of the different engines then it should be ok.
It wouldn't, but all the cars would look identical (as opposed to very slightly different!)... you can't standardise everything otherwise what is left for the teams to design?... F1 should always have a technical aspect to it, otherwise nobody would be interested in racing in it...