F1 of the Future.....

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slinger
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F1 of the Future.....

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I'm probably going to get shot over this, but here goes...

- 10 Teams with 2 cars each, built under budget cap to a rule set. This might be a stretch :wink:
Each team has one employed driver and one junior driver for car setup and testing. Car setup to be identical for both cars according to race conditions and team preferences. Teams get FP1&2 and driver gets FP3 for setup.
Standard FIA steering wheels on all cars.
Teams get the Race points towards the WCC and get points/time penalties for all non driving errors.
Teams get prize money according to WCC standings.

- 22 Drivers on fixed salaries who are un-affiliated to any team. Car for race and qualify to be randomly chosen at start of the weekend lotto style. Driver shows up with seat and helmet...
Drivers without car are reserve for all team if necessary, pot luck as they say :lol:
Driver gets race points towards WDC and get points/time penalties for all driving errors.
Drivers get bonuses according to WDC standings as well as qualify results.

Let hear all the great suggestions.

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20 cars, all the same and allocated from a pool controlled by the FIA. V10 engines with 800bhp standard and a limited 50hp "overtake" facility, 8 speed gear box. Cars allocated to the team on Thursday. Friday is 2no. 1 hour FP sessions. Saturday is a 45 minute race with the grid drawn at random (but no driver gets the same place twice during the season). Sunday is a repeat of Saturday but 90 minute race. Teams can change the set up as required to suit track/driver for each race. Tyres designed to do 60% of a race distance. Money goes with the points.
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You could refine this by cross-referencing FIA GT3 rules with regards to Gold, Silver and Bronze classes.
This sounds similar to what you mention about the employed & 1 junior driver

The problem with this is the skill gap needed for racing these cars, with GT4/GT3 cars, they are built for amateurs to drive, to the point now that manufacturers are designing the cars to be much easier to be driven by amateurs because there is much more time to be gained there.

I think F1 doesnt need to do anything to be great into the future. It needs to go back to the times where we had 6 drivers with a chance of winning WDC right up to near the last race of the season.

People say they want to avoid those weird aero cars of the past, but why? the delta between teams converges over years, and thats where the ultimate racing happens. It also supports the overall industry a lot better, fabrication and composites etc, the search for the 0.01seconds instead of now where teams are trying to find 0.5-1seconds

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My thinking was that the teams would retain their "individualism" and we would retain the different directions of development they each have in reaching the common goal of best car.
The driver would get more interested in the stats and characteristics of the cars, as to which one suites their driving style better. Maybe there could be swopping of designated car between drivers and teams having a veto vote on it.

One could have Max and Ham in the same car on a weekend and it not being the fastest car of the pack...
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I agreed with you.