Zynerji wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 11:59 am
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Wed May 05, 2021 11:33 pm
Zynerji wrote: ↑
Wed May 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Just define the maximum box, set a minimum team investment, and run whatever you like, but you must upload the parts to a shared cloud for other teams to ponder.
No spending war, no secret tech (can put in road cars), no cheating possible.
It would unemploy a vast number of FOM personnel, but dat close, sustainable racing..
Why would a team spend time and effort developing an idea just to immediately hand it over to their competitors?
No one would bother with that. You may as well just have a spec series.
It's currently headed towards an actual spec series tho.
This method would give teams incentive to innovate designs as they would get the benefit of the first race or 3 with new parts as others would need time to copy.
What you wouldn't end up with is the 3 tier championship that we've had for the last 25 years...
I can see where you're coming from with it. I guess there would need to be a "patent period" where the originating team gets the sole benefit of the concept before any other team could run it on their cars. Some teams are able to turn things around very quickly, so giving the originating team a fixed number of exclusive-use races would help to keep interest in developing new things.
One side effect would be less interest from mainstream manufacturers. This might include Ferrari. Anything that could be applicable to a road car would be IP they wouldn't want to divulge, for obvious reasons. I'm not a fan of the idea of F1 cars being road relevant so that wouldn't necessarily be a blocker for me.
Isn't it just a variety of the old customer teams concept? I'd be happy to see teams being able to buy from others. It would lead to bigger grids - 20 cars is ok, but 30 would make for some more interesting racing in places. I don't see why someone shouldn't be able to buy last year's Mercedes , Red Bull, Ferrari, etc., and run it.
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