07Patches wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:49 pm
cheeRS wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:53 pm
AR3-GP wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 07, 2022 3:42 am
That's a front wing gone but yeah could have been much worse. Look at the remains of the Williams and the Alfa. Those smaller teams won't recover from a hit like that. They are talking about not having upgrades for their second car or stopping altogether. Meanwhile Merc/GR got off "scot free" as you say. Somehow doesn't seem fair?
Isn't car damage exempt from the budget cap when it's from a crash/accident? I maybe totally wrong on this, please correct me.
That would be far too open to create loopholes, wouldn't it? Red Bull could change their whole floor for free due to a bit of debris, any minor touch could be said to cause damage and free replacements?
As long as the parts being replaced were of the same exact spec as the ones that were damaged, it doesn't seem like a loophole if it was allowed.
Of course, someone like Mercedes could afford to have brand new same spec parts every weekend, but smaller teams would not, so that's where it becomes unfair.