@WilliamsF1turbof1 wrote:I am not making comments on who in the FIA clears the request. Could be Charlie, could be a different team of persons.WilliamsF1 wrote:When you say FIA it means Charlie
How many staff does FIA have to clear these reliability requests?
Are they qualified to inspect and rule on these reliability requests or just a grease monkey like Charlie who probably gives a ruling looking at the wallet
However, the FIA is not the only one inspecting this. Reliability requests get passed around to the other teams (manufacturers?), who can actually veto the request if they feel it's a hidden performance upgrade.
Mostly they don't though. Facts Only explained to me a while ago that generally let things pas since if they veto something, chances are they'll be vetoed on their turn when they have a request. It is a shark sport, but fortunaly on that level they leave each other at relative ease. Of course there boundaries, and an obvious performance upgrade described as a reliability upgrade will be vetoed.
http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/cref-baujo.html Just an example of who is on the scrutineering/technical team. More than qualified to make technical decisions.