hurril wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:50 pm
To be serious: you want something that F1 has never been and never wants to be.
F1 power units were already homologated and equalised between 2007 & 2013. It is not at all unprecedented for Formula One... Particularly if the disparity in 2020 power unit performance is up to 5%, which is more than rulemakers intended. Even if Haas build a superb chassis, they have no chance to win with such a lacking power unit!
Why should Haas not be offered the opportunity to excel, just because they cannot secure a Mercedes-Benz power unit supply? To the contrary, every constructor was able to purchase the Cosworth DFV and have a competitive power unit (even Ferrari perhaps! although they chose not to
gruntguru wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Might as well go spec engine.
V8 Supercars use a hp limit rule without issue, all engine packages are homologated on the organiser's dyno and must comply with given maximum cumulative power over the useful rpm range. Engine components cannot be changed from the homologated parts, without redynoing and rehomologating.
This rule allows for 4-5 different engine suppliers in the field, but all with interchangable performance. When engine performance was unrestricted, they would use lightweight pistons which developed cracks after one to two race meetings... That is just a waste of money wouldn't you say?
Meanwhile, the homologated engines with minimum weights for pistons & conrods can run easily for 5500km and rarely see engine failures.