didnt take longKimiRai wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2023 1:30 pmNow that they have to make their own gearbox they'll lobby to make it simpler.AR3-GP wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2023 1:22 pmLawrence Stroll has played Toto Wolff like a fiddle in the process of trying to construct a championship contending F1 team. This starts all the way from the bones of the W10 which led to the infamous RP20, and the close collaboration with Mercedes which allowed them to study the then championship winning team's windtunnel, PU, gearbox and aerodynamic designs and which has now been completed with the jettisoning of the Mercedes windtunnel, PU, and gearbox all by 2026 with sufficient understanding to do everything better
https://the-race.com/formula-1/aston-ma ... t-gearbox/
he goes on about how to simplify things etc etc.. all not very convincing imo.Team principal Mike Krack says Aston Martin is pushing the FIA to ensure the “horrendous” cost of Formula 1 gearboxes is reduced.
Krack puts the cost of an in-house gearbox programme at “eight or nine million [dollars] a year”.
“I’m hoping sanity will prevail and we will choose to simplify the very complicated transmission”.
“If you look at the gearbox these days and you compare it with other motorsport categories, the gearbox is not a performance differentiator anymore,” said Krack.
“We have been in talks with the FIA if it does not make sense to go simpler, go more cost-effective from gearboxes with more simple technology, and also maybe less units per year that you would need, in an attempt to just make the whole sport more sustainable.