mzso wrote: ↑
Thu May 23, 2019 11:30 pm
trinidefender wrote: ↑
Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Why not reduce the minimum weight limit. The teams know with the current weight limit they can make light cars that end up huge. Reduce the minimum weight limit and the cars will get smaller naturally. The teams won't want to make cars much over the weight limit.
The size should be reduced not weight. The latter would only accomplish discrimination against taller/heavier drivers.
No it won't. There is a rule for 2019 that sets a minimum weight for the driver.
Secondly the issue with setting size limits is that it is just one more box for teams to be confined to making the cars closer and closer to spec. Setting a lower weight limit will force some cars to go for longer cars with higher downforce that are above the weight limit while others will go for shorter cars that are closer to the weight limit.
The point was made above that this will lead to the richer teams spending millions of reducing weight and getting an unfair advantage except there are two issues with this statement.
1. Cars are already built under weight and then ballasted up to minimum weight by all teams therefore it is evident that no team really has trouble meeting minimum weight limits, it just allows the rich teams to build a long car at the weight limit for very high downforce while a poorer team will meet the weight limit but will have to use a smaller car.
2. The budget cap coming takes away the advantage of teams spending millions on making their cars lighter.
It will add variety to designs keeping things interesting and unpredictable and make the cars smaller at the same time.
I'm all for moving away from the current system of heavily regulations to try to force closer racing and would much prefer the budget cap system to allow closer racing. If all teams compete on similar budgets then you can be damn sure that there will be far closer parity between cars and more variety in winners from one weekend to another.